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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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The IRS’s Tax Exempt & Government Entities division has released its priority guidance work plan to review its activities in 2015 and communicate its areas of focus for the year ahead. We give an overview of its key areas.

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Ensuring you’ve provided donors with the proper documentation for IRS tax deduction purposes can help make sure they get the tax benefit of their donation. We review what charitable organizations need to provide in this Insight.

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Banks need to assess five risks as 2020 nears and bank directors look for ways to innovate with increasing consumer demands and competition. The risks are data security, regulatory risk, staffing, profitability, and bank survival.

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Charitable gifts made before year-end can provide a valuable deduction against your 2015 taxes. As the year winds down, consider gifting options beyond your checkbook to increase the tax efficiency of your gifts.

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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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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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Under the new uniform guidance for federal awards, organizations that pass federal funds through to subrecipients are required to monitor the use of those funds. We cover key aspects of this requirement and provide best practices.

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CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced the addition of partner Mei Xu to its Silicon Valley office. Xu will provide clients with a range of tax- and transaction-related se...

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Will you meet your minimum distribution requirement this year? Can you carry net operating losses over from previous years? How can you reduce the tax rate on net investment income? Our year-end guide addresses all this and more.

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Part 2 of this series on mission-related investing looks at program-related investments (PRIs): below-market-rate loans or equities that further your private foundation’s mission, generate returns, and count toward required minimum distributions.

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Though year-end 2015 may seem distant, now’s the time for private foundations to review their preparedness to meet minimum distribution requirements, use or create excess distribution carryovers, and take advantage of reduced excise tax rates.

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Split-dollar life insurance plans are becoming popular among health care organizations because they offer tax-advantaged retirement benefits and can qualify for loan accounting treatment. The catch? Loan treatment doesn’t always apply.

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The Office of Management and Budget recently released its 2015 compliance supplement. A number of changes will affect states, local governments, Indian tribal governments, and not-for-profit organizations that receive federal funding or grants.

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Companies in agribusiness are often family-owned, which means their buy-sell agreements, life insurance policies, and estate and succession plans need to be in sync to work smoothly and effectively. We take a closer look in this Insight.

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ASU 2015-07 aims to standardize how entities classify certain kinds of investments on their financial statements. If you use the net-asset-value per share practical expedient, your financial statements may be impacted. Details in this Insight.

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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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The FASB recently issued ASU 2015-12, which will simplify financial reporting for employee benefit plans. Though the amendments aren’t effective until fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, earlier adoption is permitted.

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SEATTLE, July 13, 2015—In response to the growing demand for Transaction Services, Moss Adams is pleased to announce the additions of David Terry as a new partner and Chad Gumm as a director.  “The demand for transaction support has grown tremendously over ...

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Organizations of all sizes have risk—whether it’s in their operations, compliance, or financial reporting. We give an overview of these three main risk areas to help you find out where your risks are lurking so you can move on to correcting them.

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When a private foundation and its disqualified persons—those closely associated with it—own too much in the same corporation, partnership, or trust, it risks having excess business holdings, which can result in a hefty excise tax.

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