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Private foundations need to be wary of transactions that could constitute self-dealing, since they can result in hefty excise taxes and other ramifications. Marisa Meltebeke of the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP provides a legal perspective.

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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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An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) motivates, retains, and rewards employees who help make a business successful. It serves as a great exit strategy with some fantastic tax benefits, but it’s also a retirement benefit for your employees.

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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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Contractors frequently use life insurance to fund their buy-sell agreements. After all, it’s a simple mechanism to pay out cash when it’s needed. The catch? Most companies don’t revisit their policies frequently enough to keep them aligned with their buy-sells or their changing needs.

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A host of new investment vehicles has emerged for private foundations: sustainable, socially responsible, and program-related. In part one of this series, we give an overview of the options available to private foundations and why they’re useful.

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Generally life insurance benefits at death are not subject to income tax except in a few key circumstances. We look at some of these situations and other ways in which your life insurance could impact your tax liability.

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Companies looking to grow have many capital strategies available—from increasing working capital via lending to pursuing a private equity transaction or acquisition. We look at how these options work and where they fit into each stage of a company’s life cycle in this Insight.

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SEATTLE, December 16, 2014 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it has agreed to acquire the regulatory compliance and financial consulting portion of Houston-based telecommunications company CHR Sol...

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In response to private company concerns over the cost and complexity of preparing their financial statements in accordance with GAAP, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued alternative accounting methods for goodwill and related impairment and interest rate swaps.

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