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Revenue Recognition

The new Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, fundamentally changes how companies across nearly every industry will recognize revenue. Learn more about how this affects you and your business as well as what’s required and the effective dates.

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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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The FASB recently issued ASU 2015-12, which will simplify financial reporting for employee benefit plans. Though the amendments aren’t effective until fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, earlier adoption is permitted.

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In this article originally published by Commercial Property Executive, we look at tax-saving strategies you can implement while the market’s experiencing an upswing to keep more of your gains and position yourself for tax efficiency down the road.

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Organizations of all sizes have risk—whether it’s in their operations, compliance, or financial reporting. We give an overview of these three main risk areas to help you find out where your risks are lurking so you can move on to correcting them.

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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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When a private foundation and its disqualified persons—those closely associated with it—own too much in the same corporation, partnership, or trust, it risks having excess business holdings, which can result in a hefty excise tax.

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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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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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Growth isn’t always as easy as 1-2-3. It’s a bit more complicated than cutting expenses and enjoying increased revenue. Growth often hinges on building value within various aspects of your business. In this Insight, we explore seven ways businesses can begin adding value.

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New mortality tables that reflect longer life expectancies could significantly impact (and increase) your future defined benefit obligations. We look at the importance of assessing the implications of the RP-2014 data on your plan.

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Just in the final quarter of 2014 and the first of 2015, we’ve seen some fairly noteworthy legislative developments impacting not-for-profits. From last-minute tax extenders to the IRS priority guidance plan and the GAO’s report on IRS oversight, here’s what’s happening.

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Taxpayers that earned 2013 income in California but didn’t file a state return can expect to receive a filing enforcement from the Franchise Tax Board in the coming months. This Alert covers what you should do if you receive one.

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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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Like most people, businesses often take their utility services for granted, meaning we rarely consider there’s an alternative to paying the rates that show up on our bills. But your business does have options and may be able to more effectively manage its service costs. Learn more in this Insight.

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What’s holding your business back from its growth objectives? For many, it’s simply a question of cash flow—a challenge tax credits and incentives can help solve by freeing up funds you can reinvest in your business. We look at some of the most widely claimed opportunities in this Insight.

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Second only to companies in the communications sector, life sciences IPOs dominated the US markets in 2014. We look at how companies in the sector performed, what contributed to their success, and how we can expect 2015 to play out. Read more in this Insight.

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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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ASC Topic 606 represents a fundamental change in how companies across industries will be required to recognize revenue from contracts with customers—a change that’s especially relevant to construction contractors. We cover the FASB’s five-step process and some important areas to note in this Insight

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The FASB’s new guidelines for revenue recognition introduce sweeping changes to current GAAP accounting rules. In this Insight we examine what the new rules could mean for software and technology companies.

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SEATTLE, June 24, 2014 – Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced a planned leadership transition in its Financial Services Group. Tullus Miller has taken over as the firm’s Financial Services Group ...

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