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Tax Reform

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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In this fall 2016 review, we’ll cover the status of projects currently underway by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and other key organizations.

Article
From the IRS’s treatment of crowdfunding to Section 385 concerns, our third quarter briefing unveils the issues impacting private equity and venture capital firms.

Article
An Accounting Standards Update from the FASB signals big changes for how not-for-profits present financial statements.

Article
If you donate or receive noncash property, there are additional filing requirements by the IRS, specifically Forms 8283 and 8282. There are penalties if a form isn’t filed or is filed incorrectly.

Article
As donor-advised funds become more prevalent, it’s important to understand the implications for the donor and the public charity receiving the donation. We explore different scenarios in this Insight.

Article
While initiating an estate plan can be intimidating for many reasons, it’s still important to have one in place. We give an overview of things to consider and ways to maintain your plan once it’s established.

Webcast
What's holding your business back from the growth you want to achieve? For companies generating little to no revenue, it's often a question of cash flow. To address this issue, opportunities are available at the federal and state level that help new or small businesses free up...

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Organizations receiving federal awards must comply with the uniform guidance. We outline the most important areas to watch in this article originally published in California Healthcare News.

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Organizations receiving federal awards are required to adhere to the uniform guidance, which requires certain written policies and procedures surrounding the administration of federal award funds.

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SEATTLE, June 20, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it agreed to combine with Dallas, Texas–based firm CF Accountants & Consultants.  Effective June 30, 2016, the combination ...

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President Obama’s 2017 federal budget proposal would impact provisions relevant to tax-exempt entities. We look at its effect on the charitable contribution deduction, scholarship awards, and more.

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Fidelity Charitable and other organizations make it possible for donors to use bitcoins as charitable contributions. This Insight looks at tax provisions and why donors may want to use bitcoins.

Article
Organizations that receive federal funds must follow new processes for procurement under the uniform guidance. In this Insight, we cover the five procurement methods as well as best practices for implementing the guidance.

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is requesting comments on a new draft policy for determining how tribes’ contract support costs are calculated under self-determination contracts and self-governance funding agreements.

Article
Nondefense agencies and defense contractors should be formulating alternate ways to obtain audits for their non-DOD contracts now that the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is prohibited from providing audit support to them.

Alert
The US House Committee on Ways and Means and the US Senate Committee on Finance sent a letter to 56 institutions inquiring about endowments greater than $1 billion held by colleges and universities to understand how they use their endowment assets.

Article
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.

Alert
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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Donee organizations must provide written acknowledgment of contributions of more than $250 for their donors to claim the corresponding charitable donation deduction. Proposed regulations may formalize the process through a new filing.

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To meet minimum distribution requirements and avoid excise tax, private foundations must grant funds to public charities with an IRS determination letter—but what if the recipient is international? New regulations help streamline the determination.

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