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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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SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, is pleased to announce the addition of 16 new partners and an executive director.  The new partners and executive director—located in 14 of the ...

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In this Q3 update, we cover important tax issues for companies in technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media, including what your organization can do to stay ahead.

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Every state has a program requiring businesses to report abandoned property they hold but don’t own. We cover steps to take before the November 1 deadline for filing unclaimed property reports.

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The illegal CPPC contract still frequently crops up in the world of federal contracting, putting contractors in a tough spot when payments come due. Find out how to spot CPPC provisions—and what to do if they arise—in this article.

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The Washington State Department of Revenue determined that payments made by the FDIC to banks that acquire the assets or liabilities of other failing banks are subject to state B&O tax.

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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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Proposed Oregon Initiative Petition 28 would impose an unlimited gross receipts tax on C corporations with Oregon sales of more than $25 million. If passed, this tax would have significant ramifications for businesses and residents in Oregon.

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Prompted by an amendment to Multistate Tax Compact’s apportionment models, Washington state has revised its rules for how financial institutions must apportion income for purposes of business and occupation (B&O) tax.

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Two Defense Contract Audit Agency memorandums indicate an increasing focus on expressly unallowable costs—not all of which must be stated in direct terms in a federal contract. Details in this Insight.

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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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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.

Press Release
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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Washington state expanded the substantial nexus standard to wholesaling activities, which are subject to a B&O tax rate imposed on Washington-source gross receipts. Effective September 1, this new legislation will impact far more taxpayers—particularly those outside of Washington.

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Many states require businesses to report and remit unclaimed property they hold or face penalties and interest. Through November 1, 2016, Washington’s amnesty and voluntary disclosure program gives businesses an opportunity to start fresh.

Press Release
SEATTLE, August 6, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it has agreed to combine with Issaquah, Wash.-based Curtis Consulting Group (CCG). Effective September 1, 2015, CCG personnel will join Moss...

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New Washington state legislation impacts a number of provisions related to B&O, sales tax, and state credits and incentives—and it will also extend nexus to a out-of-state taxpayers that didn’t previously have a filing requirement. More in this Alert.

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board has deferred the effective date of the new revenue recognition standard—a paradigm shift in accounting for revenue from contracts with customers, from industry-based to a single principles-based guidance—for one year.

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A US Court of Federal Claims judge ruled that engineering firm Dynetics didn’t bear the financial risk of failure under R&D contracts it performed for its customers. As a result, it wasn’t eligible to claim R&D tax credits. Details in this Alert.

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A Washington Court of Appeals decision affects two types of sales, along with final delivery, by an out-of-state taxpayer with some Washington activities not related to processing or shipping orders. Dissociation also is no longer applicable.

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SEATTLE, April 7, 2015 – Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in the nation, announced the elevation of five partners to partner in charge. These new leaders will help the firm strengthen client service and identify market opportunities.&nbs...

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