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(TaxStringer) Learn how proposed changes to partnership liability allocation regulations could have a big impact on any newly formed partnerships.

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Oregon wrapped up its 2017 legislative season by passing a number of tax-related bills. Our Alert has the details.

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Self-dealing affects all private foundations. Learn which of your private foundation’s transactions qualify as self-dealing to avoid penalties.

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Our Q2 update covers tax reform under Trump, Section 956 tax traps, and other current issues for companies in tech, clean tech, life sciences, and communications and media.

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An overview of new reporting requirements for liquidity, liquidity risk, and availability of resources and how not-for-profits can prepare.

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Getting beneficiary designations wrong can have negative consequences for the people and entities the account owner intended to benefit. It’s essential to understand what those consequences are and the options available to get them right.

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Our 2016 private foundation tax planning guide gives an overview of key tax laws and opportunities.

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Final regulations issued by the IRS on program-related investments provide amended guidance for private foundations. These changes were highly anticipated and make the process of investing easier.

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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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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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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.

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On June 16, 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13—the final credit loss standard—and added ASC Topic 326, Financial Instruments–Credit Losses, to US GAAP. Read our Alert for details.

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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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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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The FASB’s ASU 2016—02 Leases (Topic 842) will require substantially all leases to be recognized by lessees on the balance sheet as a right-of-use asset and corresponding lease liability, including today’s operating leases, among other changes.

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Deficiencies can bring the audit or compliance process to a standstill and create tension among management, the audit committee, and external stakeholders. Fortunately, many of the most common deficiencies—we’ve identified 10—can be avoided.

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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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Year after year, we’ve waited for Congress to extend key tax breaks before year-end. This year’s legislation does the job and more, making a number of key incentives permanent and extending others for multiple years. Details in this Alert.

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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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For community bank directors, boosting shareholder value is critical—and sometimes the best way to do it is by selling the institution. Here are a few ways community banks can increase their value in preparation for a potential transaction.

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