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The new Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, fundamentally changes how companies across nearly every industry will recognize revenue. Learn more about how this affects you and your business as well as what’s required and the effective dates.

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It’s difficult to know what to do when you identify a potential instance of fraud, let alone how to address it professionally and effectively. Here’s how to set the right tone, address red flags, and aid in an investigation.

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Risk is complicated. That’s why it’s important to set up controls that also include your third-party service providers. COSO provides a framework that can help you outline and implement a plan to identify, assess, respond, and monitor your risk.

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The Congressional budget deal signed into law on November 2 eliminates two strategies used by married couples and ex-spouses to maximize their Social Security benefits. We give an overview of what changed under the new law.

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Every organization can improve performance and achieve greater success by implementing four attributes, known as the Golden Formula: plan, perform, people, communicate. This Insight details how to put a strategic plan in place.

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In 2014, government entities experienced the second highest rate of fraud of any industry. That goes for tribal governments, too. These top five tips will help your tribe reduce the opportunities for fraud and the risk of it happening.

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Wildfires across the West have been devastating this year. While there’s always loss, it doesn’t have to be 100 percent loss and may in fact result in tax savings with IRC Sections 165 (casualty loss) and 1033 (involuntary conversion).

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We examine year-to-year trends among SEC comment letters directed toward middle-market life sciences companies, giving you an idea of where to focus your resources in preparing IPO and other SEC filings.

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For community bank directors, boosting shareholder value is critical—and sometimes the best way to do it is by selling the institution. Here are a few ways community banks can increase their value in preparation for a potential transaction.

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SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that one of its partners, Andy Mattson, was appointed chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Internal Revenu...

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A ruling by an Illinois circuit court expands the state’s nexus standards such that out-of-state businesses may be subject to Illinois tax even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state. We cover the ruling in this Alert.

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The deadline is approaching for the Affordable Care Act’s information reporting provision, which affects applicable large employers (ALE) and is mandatory for the 2015 calendar year. Smaller employers also have reporting obligations.

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Contractors in California have experienced rapidly expanding demand for the past four years. The prospects remain generally positive for 2016 as well, but the outlook varies by location and market segment.

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a new accounting standards update (ASU 2015-16) that simplifies some accounting for measurement-period adjustments.

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SEATTLE, Oct. 5, 2015—Moss Adams, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, is pleased to announce the addition of 11 certified public accountants and consulting professionals to its partnership.  “We’re proud to recog...

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A significant change to tax exemption for hospitals is mandatory for tax years beginning after December 29, 2015. IRC Section 501(r) requires modifications of existing practices and policies or hospital risk fines of up to $50,000 as well as potential loss of tax-exempt status.

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We cover changes to regulations and emerging issues covered in the final inpatient prospective payment system and the proposed hospital outpatient prospective payment system.

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Private foundations need to be wary of transactions that could constitute self-dealing, since they can result in hefty excise taxes and other ramifications. Marisa Meltebeke of the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP provides a legal perspective.

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Part 2 of this series on mission-related investing looks at program-related investments (PRIs): below-market-rate loans or equities that further your private foundation’s mission, generate returns, and count toward required minimum distributions.

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Though year-end 2015 may seem distant, now’s the time for private foundations to review their preparedness to meet minimum distribution requirements, use or create excess distribution carryovers, and take advantage of reduced excise tax rates.

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The OMB issued a notice extending the procurement implementation grace period and making other technical corrections to the uniform guidance. Additionally, the Council on Financial Assistance Reform released an update to its FAQ document.

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