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The new tax reform law, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017. It represents the most sweeping rewrite of federal tax code in more than 30 years. Visit our dedicated tax reform page to learn more about implications for you and your business.

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Washington State requires companies that claimed certain state tax incentives to file annual reports or surveys each year. If you claimed any of these incentives in 2015, your survey or report is due April 30, 2016.

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(Run time: 124:23) Presented by: Chad Duval, Stuart Polikoff, Tym Rutkowski, and RJ Del Mese. Topics discussed included operating expense limitations, capital investment allowance, and rate-of-return represcription.

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North Carolina tax legislation imposed a new filing requirement related to sales and apportionment data on certain C and S corporations. This one-page form is due April 15, 2016, with no extensions and a $5,000 late-filing penalty.

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is requesting comments on a new draft policy for determining how tribes’ contract support costs are calculated under self-determination contracts and self-governance funding agreements.

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(Run time: 132:36) Presented by Chad Duval, Stuart Polikoff, Tym Rutkowski, and RJ Del Mese. Topics included the Rate-of-Return Support Mechanism, Connect America Fund Broadband Loop Support, and CAF BLS.

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Changes to the schedule of expenditures of federal awards (SEFA) are required by the uniform guidance and effective for financial statement audits of fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2014.

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(Run time: 137:23) Presented by Chad Duval, Stuart Polikoff, and Tym Rutkowski. Topics discussed included the FCC Rate-of-Return Reform Order, Alternative Connect America Cost Model, and A-CAM.

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(Real Estate Forum) This increasingly popular tax deferral on real property gains put a lot of money on the line, but is it worth it? Consider these risks—and a couple real-life examples of what can go wrong—before diving in.

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(Oregon Healthcare News) Tony Andrade, Moss Adams partner, comments on Accountable Health Communities Model, a new funding initiative introduced by CMS, that will focus on health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

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EVERETT, Wash., March 31, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, appointed Eric Nicholson its national practice leader for Ancillary Health Care Services, a significant practice at the firm and area of growth. ...

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In this first quarter 2016 update, we cover some of the most important tax issues for companies in the technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media industries and touch on what your organization can do to stay ahead.

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Current-year improvements and repairs might translate to tax savings. But the opportunity is lost if you don’t claim partial disposition losses in the year of disposal.

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Nondefense agencies and defense contractors should be formulating alternate ways to obtain audits for their non-DOD contracts now that the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is prohibited from providing audit support to them.

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MaxCredits allows an employer to quickly and efficiently scan, track, and process credits as they are earned.

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(CFO Magazine) New legislation makes the credit available to many small and midsized companies that had been effectively barred from using it.

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(ULI Orange County/Inland Empire) Robert Miranda, Moss Adams Capital LLC Vice President, shares his experience and some ULI annual Europe conference highlights.

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Oregon’s enterprise zones cover most of its cities, so odds are your business is operating or has plans to expand within one. Depending on what you do, you may qualify to offset property tax, corporate excise tax, or personal income tax.

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Wineries and vineyards have a number of tax-planning opportunities available to them—from accounting method elections to domestic international sales corporations, farming income averaging, and more. Learn more in this Insight.

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The process tribes use to determine values for some investments is changing due to the GASB’s Statement No. 72, which provides guidance on fair value measurement and reporting for state, local, and tribal governments. It’s effective for periods beginning after June 15, 2015.

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IRS Notice 2016-17, issued February 5, 2016, defers penalties for universities offering premium reduction arrangements for student health plans. The guidance offers transition relief for plan or policy years starting before January 1, 2017.

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