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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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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.

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A third-party administrator audit, sometimes called an administrative claims review, helps tribes create accountability, measure performance, and establish processes for quality improvements.

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(Equipment Leasing & Finance) New accounting for leases will impact companies’ financial statements—as well as their loan agreements and debt covenants. We cover the impact on lenders and lessees.

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It isn’t uncommon for restaurant concepts to hold a large number of leases—each of which is impacted by an accounting standards update. We give an overview of key considerations for public companies.

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Financial institutions are facing one of the most fundamental changes to hit loan accounting in recent history, the Current Expected Credit Loss standard, known as CECL. Find out how you can prepare.

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The IRS released proposed regulations that would significantly strengthen its goal of reducing valuation discounts for transfers of minority interests in closely held businesses among family members.

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(Run time: 66:00) Two attack methods are looked at during this webcast—spear phishing and ransomware—that use people as the entry point to data and assets.

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SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2016—Moss Adams Wealth Advisors LLC, a leading provider of investment management and personal financial planning strategies, announced the appointment of Erica Coogan as the new partner in charge. She takes over leadership from Rebecca Pomering, who ass...

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Proposed regulations may require additional reporting for disregarded entities (DREs) in the United States. Foreign-owned, single-member limited liability companies should start preparing now. Learn more in this Insight.

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Every state has a program requiring businesses to report abandoned property they hold but don’t own. We cover steps to take before the November 1 deadline for filing unclaimed property reports.

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Changes in the OMB’s 2016 compliance supplement will affect states, local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and not-for-profits that receive federal funding or grants.

Press Release
ORANGE COUNTY, August 4, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, announced the addition of partner Tom LaPlaca to its Orange County office.  “We’re pleased to welcome Tom to the firm,” said...

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The illegal CPPC contract still frequently crops up in the world of federal contracting, putting contractors in a tough spot when payments come due. Find out how to spot CPPC provisions—and what to do if they arise—in this article.

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SEATTLE, July 26, 2016— Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, appointed Rich Croghan as national practice leader of its Life Sciences & Medical Devices Practice.  “This is a great opportunity and a lo...

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Classifying trade spend costs can be confusing. It’s often incorrectly considered a selling expense when it should be netted against revenue. We cover exceptions and some tips in this Insight.

Webcast
In this webcast, we share lessons learned from conducting contractor incurred cost and systems audits of US government contractors. This information is particularly useful for those who conduct—or call for—contract audits, such as US government prime contractors and agencies.

Press Release
SEATTLE, July 20, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, announced today that Chris Schmidt has been re-elected to serve another term as chairman and chief executive officer until June 30, 2022. Dave Follett will t...

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(Run time: 61:00) You cannot leave your organization's compliance to chance. Learn how to leverage the COSO 2013 Framework, commonly used for assessing SOX compliance, to address these issues,

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The California Competes Tax Credit program begins accepting applications July 25. While companies inside and outside the state are eligible, it’s very competitive. Here’s what applicants need to know.

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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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