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Revenue Recognition

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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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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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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(California Healthcare News) Whether you agree or disagree with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, it has begun an evolution in the health care industry and is driving significant change and innovation.

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The FASB’s ASU 2016—02 Leases (Topic 842) will require substantially all leases to be recognized by lessees on the balance sheet as a right-of-use asset and corresponding lease liability, including today’s operating leases, among other changes.

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Following a revamp of its MyFTB tax filing system, California taxpayers need to reactivate their accounts. Start now to make sure you’re prepared for the April 15 deadline and protect your identity against hackers.

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The California Supreme Court ruled that companies may not elect to apportion in-state and out-of-state income using the Multistate Tax Compact’s three-factor, evenly weighted apportionment formula. Details in this Alert.

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The new tax extender law makes quite a few tax breaks permanent while enhancing others. This Alert details some of these changes, including education credits, transit benefits, mortgage-related deductions, and more.

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The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 extends two key employment tax credits: the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and the empowerment zone tax credit. Details on the extensions in this Alert.

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A number of key developments and considerations came out of California’s 2015 legislative session. We cover key tax opportunities and changes for businesses and individuals for the 2016 filing season and beyond.

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2015 Q4 - Get ahead of current tax updates with this review of five issues affecting technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media companies.

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San Francisco’s transition to a tax on gross sales has proved confusing for developers and investors who are susceptible to mistakes because of the inherent complexity of ownership structures. The multiyear phase-in is set to be complete by 2018.

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The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 modifies several provisions pertaining to partnership audits. Those with under 100 partners may opt out under two methods. We give an overview of the new law to date in this Alert.

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Mergers and acquisitions for the US wine industry by China-based investors have been slow to take off. This is in part because of the Chinese domestic economy, but it’s also due to a cultural divide between how the East and West conduct business.

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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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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 IRS is waiving penalties related to incorrect or missing taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) submitted by colleges and universities on Form 1098-T. This waiver applies to 2012, 2013, and 2014 tax years.

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In 2016, multinational enterprises with 750 million euro or more in annual revenue will be subject to new reporting requirements under a base erosion and profit shifting project aimed at preventing double nontaxation. Details in this Insight.

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California has revoked Blue Shield of California’s status as a tax-exempt organization, a change that could mean a massive tax bill plus interest. We give an overview of the situation and what tax-exempt organizations need to do to reduce risk.

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Who’d guess a one-page, biennial filing could cause so much trouble for California corporations? As the secretary of state and Franchise Tax Board take steps to penalize organizations that fail to file, we look at what’s required.

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