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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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Companies that provide cloud computing services or software as a service must sort through a tangle of state tax laws and definitions to determine whether their transactions with customers in the state are subject to sales and use tax.

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The FASB issued proposed amendments intended to improve standards for financial statement presentation by not-for-profit organizations. To review these amendments, visit the FASB Web site. The comment period ends August 20, 2015.

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Though this year’s Form 990-PF hasn’t sustained nearly as many changes as the general Form 990, there are still a few items private foundations will want to be aware of—namely, statements regarding activities and grantee codes.

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(Run time: 2:59) Growing companies are bound, sooner or later, to come up against the limits of their IT systems. When do the challenges of working with disparate, outdated software systems outweigh the cost of replacing them? Five signs it’s time for change.

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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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A change to the regulations of Section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code means taxpayers who amend tax returns to claim incremental R&D tax credits can now file using the alternative simplified credit. Read more in our Alert.

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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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The Financial Accounting Standards Board approved the issuance of an exposure draft for financial statements of not-for-profits. To review the most recent tentative decisions, visit the FASB Web site. The comment period is expected to end July 31, 2015.

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In the past, tax-exempt organizations were required to reapply for exempt status upon certain structural changes. But two 2014 private letter rulings indicate they may no longer need to do so. We look at the rulings in this Insight.

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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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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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What’s holding your business back from its growth objectives? For many, it’s simply a question of cash flow—a challenge tax credits and incentives can help solve by freeing up funds you can reinvest in your business. We look at some of the most widely claimed opportunities in this Insight.

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Second only to companies in the communications sector, life sciences IPOs dominated the US markets in 2014. We look at how companies in the sector performed, what contributed to their success, and how we can expect 2015 to play out. Read more in this Insight.

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Beyond the risks inherent in financial reporting and federal compliance, today’s organizations face increasing demands for information and a constantly expanding use of technology—both of which bring reputational and financial risk with them. We look at priorities and steps to take in this Insight.

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Broadcasting and telecommunications companies and those that provide e-services to customers in the European Union need to be aware of new value added tax (VAT) rules that require them to collect VAT for the countries in which their customers are located. Details in this Insight.

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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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If your not-for-profit provides housing to its employees, you’ll need to understand whether it constitutes additional compensation—because if it does, you’ll need to consider how the benefit affects your reasonable compensation determination. We look at the tax code in this Insight.

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The FASB’s new guidelines for revenue recognition introduce sweeping changes to current GAAP accounting rules. In this Insight we examine what the new rules could mean for software and technology companies.

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SEATTLE, July 17, 2014 – Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced a leadership change to its specialty tax services group. Partner Marke Greene, a 14-year veteran of tax consulting, has taken over as natio...

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SEATTLE, July 7, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today introduced Glenn Bunting, a 20-plus-year veteran in the health care finance industry who will serve as a director in the firm’s health care cons...

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