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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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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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A US appellate court upheld California’s requirement that charitable organizations soliciting donations within the state provide a list of significant donors’ names and addresses to the California attorney general. Details in this Insight.

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With broad implications for taxpayers engaged in cost-sharing arrangements, the US Tax Court ruled against a requirement that stock-based compensation (SBC) expenses must be shared among parties engaged in qualified cost-sharing agreements.

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 81, which expanded and extended the College Access Tax Credit. The credit now covers the 2017 tax year and reduces regular tax below tentative minimum tax. The latter change is retroactive back to 2014.

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Though you may not think of your winery as a manufacturing operation, it likely qualifies for California’s new partial tax exemption for manufacturers. The incentive reduces the tax rate on qualified expenditures by approximately 55 percent.

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2015 Q2 - 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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Contributing to California’s College Access Tax Credit Fund can offset either business or personal taxes. Taxpayers hoping to claim the incentive for the 2015 tax year should begin planning their contributions (and calculating the potential corresponding tax write-off) now.

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

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Technology companies hoping to get in on the M&A boom will want to first maximize their valuations. We look at some of the complex areas where tech companies’ tax assets and liabilities can impact value.

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Silicon Valley, March 2, 2015 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that Eve Dreyfuss and Kevin Hasegawa have joined the Silicon Valley office as partners, continuing the firm’s strong pers...

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For tax-exempt organizations, forming a single-member LLC can lend liability protection. And because they’re disregarded for federal income tax purposes, the responsibilities of managing one are few. Still, there are a few important considerations and exceptions, which we cover in this Insight.

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Taxpayers that earned 2013 income in California but didn’t file a state return can expect to receive a filing enforcement from the Franchise Tax Board in the coming months. This Alert covers what you should do if you receive one.

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You may think that because your organization doesn’t pay income tax, you don’t need to pay close attention to the new tangible property regulations. But the truth is, you do. We cover what tax-exempt organizations need to know to comply in this Insight.

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By March 2, 2015, taxpayers will need to submit their statement and payment of San Francisco’s new gross receipts tax, which began its phase-in period in June 2014. We cover what taxpayers need to know to pay the tax and avoid penalties in this Alert.

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SEATTLE, December 16, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it has agreed to acquire the regulatory compliance and financial consulting portion of Houston-based telecommunications company CHR Sol...

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