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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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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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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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Mergers and acquisitions for the US wine industry by China-based investors have been slow to take off. This is in part because of the Chinese domestic economy, but it’s also due to a cultural divide between how the East and West conduct business.

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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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SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that one of its partners, Andy Mattson, was appointed chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Internal Revenu...

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SEATTLE, Oct. 5, 2015—Moss Adams, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, is pleased to announce the addition of 11 certified public accountants and consulting professionals to its partnership.  “We’re proud to recog...

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Our corporate landscape is increasingly global, making it challenging and complex for sponsors to organize benefit and retirement plans. Companies must diligently follow employment laws domestically and in foreign countries in which they operate.

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With broad implications for taxpayers engaged in cost-sharing arrangements, the US Tax Court ruled against a requirement that stock-based compensation (SBC) expenses must be shared among parties engaged in qualified cost-sharing agreements.

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When the TPEA was signed into law, little attention was paid to Section 806 of the act, which increases by as much as 150 percent the potential penalties for taxpayers who err in their information reporting to the IRS or payees.

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The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 made noteworthy changes to the income tax obligations and reporting requirements for business owners and individuals that include new tax return due dates and extension periods.

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A US Court of Federal Claims judge ruled that engineering firm Dynetics didn’t bear the financial risk of failure under R&D contracts it performed for its customers. As a result, it wasn’t eligible to claim R&D tax credits. Details in this Alert.

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2015 Q2 - Get ahead of current tax updates with this review of five issues affecting technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media companies.

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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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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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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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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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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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SEATTLE, October 2, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that one of its partners, Andy Mattson, has been appointed vice chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ IR...

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