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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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Combining technical expertise with our keen understanding of our clients' businesses, we offer knowledgeable commentary on a broad spectrum of accounting, tax, finance, and business operations issues.

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Wineries and vineyards have a number of tax-planning opportunities available to them—from accounting method elections to domestic international sales corporations, farming income averaging, and more. Learn more in this Insight.

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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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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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Depletion methods are an effective tool to defer taxes and increase cash flow for timber companies that have recently purchased timberland, plan to make investments in timberland ownership, or have timberland holdings that produce taxable income.

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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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Generational shifts and a competitive labor market are changing the way technology companies must approach their succession plans. We provide insight on some key strategies that will help make yours successful and sustainable.

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The PATH Act makes many popular business tax breaks permanent while extending others through 2016 or 2019. We look at some of the provisions that may produce significant tax savings for businesses in 2015 and beyond.

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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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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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Two Defense Contract Audit Agency memorandums indicate an increasing focus on expressly unallowable costs—not all of which must be stated in direct terms in a federal contract. Details in this Insight.

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The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 extends a number of charitable giving incentives and modified other provisions relevant to not-for-profit organizations. Details in this Alert.

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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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Charitable gifts made before year-end can provide a valuable deduction against your 2015 taxes. As the year winds down, consider gifting options beyond your checkbook to increase the tax efficiency of your gifts.

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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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2015 Q4 - 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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San Francisco’s transition to a tax on gross sales has proved confusing for developers and investors who are susceptible to mistakes because of the inherent complexity of ownership structures. The multiyear phase-in is set to be complete by 2018.

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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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Risk is complicated. That’s why it’s important to set up controls that also include your third-party service providers. COSO provides a framework that can help you outline and implement a plan to identify, assess, respond, and monitor your risk.

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The Congressional budget deal signed into law on November 2 eliminates two strategies used by married couples and ex-spouses to maximize their Social Security benefits. We give an overview of what changed under the new law.

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Every organization can improve performance and achieve greater success by implementing four attributes, known as the Golden Formula: plan, perform, people, communicate. This Insight details how to put a strategic plan in place.

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