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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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For all but the smallest companies, investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting pays back—not only in the cost savings associated with better resource management but also with respect to their long-term business strategy.

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DALLAS, May 16, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, announced the addition of Mike Simone to its Dallas office as a director of IT consulting.  During his more than 17 years in IT consulting, Simone has ...

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Large capital projects can be beneficial to an entire tribe, especially if completed on time and within budget. A midpoint or close-out construction audit can help tribes protect their investment from risk and potentially find substantial savings.

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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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Few business transactions are as complex as those involving auto dealerships. In this Insight, we examine a few of the unexpected but common pain points buyers and sellers encounter during the process.

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Project planning can be overwhelming, especially for a health care business that doesn’t specialize in construction management. In addition to setting up certain controls within the contract, an outside cost audit can help mitigate financial risk.

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Confusion with San Francisco’s gross receipts tax centers on two aspects of the tax: reporting requirements and computation. In this Insight, we we look at nexus, the NAICS code, and deadlines to help clarify things.

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Washington State requires companies that claimed certain state tax incentives to file annual reports or surveys each year. If you claimed any of these incentives in 2015, your survey or report is due April 30, 2016.

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North Carolina tax legislation imposed a new filing requirement related to sales and apportionment data on certain C and S corporations. This one-page form is due April 15, 2016, with no extensions and a $5,000 late-filing penalty.

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Changes to the schedule of expenditures of federal awards (SEFA) are required by the uniform guidance and effective for financial statement audits of fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2014.

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EVERETT, Wash., March 31, 2016—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, appointed Eric Nicholson its national practice leader for Ancillary Health Care Services, a significant practice at the firm and area of growth.&nbsp...

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In this first quarter 2016 update, we cover some of the most important tax issues for companies in the technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media industries and touch on what your organization can do to stay ahead.

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Current-year improvements and repairs might translate to tax savings. But the opportunity is lost if you don’t claim partial disposition losses in the year of disposal.

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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.

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Oregon’s enterprise zones cover most of its cities, so odds are your business is operating or has plans to expand within one. Depending on what you do, you may qualify to offset property tax, corporate excise tax, or personal income tax.

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The process tribes use to determine values for some investments is changing due to the GASB’s Statement No. 72, which provides guidance on fair value measurement and reporting for state, local, and tribal governments. It’s effective for periods beginning after June 15, 2015.

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IRS Notice 2016-17, issued February 5, 2016, defers penalties for universities offering premium reduction arrangements for student health plans. The guidance offers transition relief for plan or policy years starting before January 1, 2017.

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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.

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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.

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(California Healthcare News) Whether you agree or disagree with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, it has begun an evolution in the health care industry and is driving significant change and innovation.

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