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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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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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Organizations that receive federal funds must follow new processes for procurement under the uniform guidance. In this Insight, we cover the five procurement methods as well as best practices for implementing the guidance.

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Confusion with San Francisco’s gross receipts tax centers on two aspects of the tax: reporting requirements and computation. In this Insight, we we look at nexus, the NAICS code, and deadlines to help clarify things.

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Washington State requires companies that claimed certain state tax incentives to file annual reports or surveys each year. If you claimed any of these incentives in 2015, your survey or report is due April 30, 2016.

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North Carolina tax legislation imposed a new filing requirement related to sales and apportionment data on certain C and S corporations. This one-page form is due April 15, 2016, with no extensions and a $5,000 late-filing penalty.

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In this first quarter 2016 update, we cover some of the most important tax issues for companies in the technology, clean technology, life sciences, and communications and media industries and touch on what your organization can do to stay ahead.

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Current-year improvements and repairs might translate to tax savings. But the opportunity is lost if you don’t claim partial disposition losses in the year of disposal.

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Oregon’s enterprise zones cover most of its cities, so odds are your business is operating or has plans to expand within one. Depending on what you do, you may qualify to offset property tax, corporate excise tax, or personal income tax.

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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 process tribes use to determine values for some investments is changing due to the GASB’s Statement No. 72, which provides guidance on fair value measurement and reporting for state, local, and tribal governments. It’s effective for periods beginning after June 15, 2015.

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Proposed Oregon Initiative Petition 28 would impose an unlimited gross receipts tax on C corporations with Oregon sales of more than $25 million. If passed, this tax would have significant ramifications for businesses and residents in Oregon.

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This report aims to uncover ground-level issues and challenges in corporate governance and provide best practices the middle market can readily implement.

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Effective January 1, 2017, new off-campus hospital departments will be subject to site-neutral payments—in other words, they won’t be reimbursable under the outpatient prospective payment system. Details in this Insight.

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Prompted by an amendment to Multistate Tax Compact’s apportionment models, Washington state has revised its rules for how financial institutions must apportion income for purposes of business and occupation (B&O) tax.

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Following a revamp of its MyFTB tax filing system, California taxpayers need to reactivate their accounts. Start now to make sure you’re prepared for the April 15 deadline and protect your identity against hackers.

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The California Supreme Court ruled that companies may not elect to apportion in-state and out-of-state income using the Multistate Tax Compact’s three-factor, evenly weighted apportionment formula. Details in this Alert.

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The IRS extended some due dates for some filings required by the ACA. Employers must provide Forms 1095-B or 1095-C to employees by March 31 and all Forms 1095 to the IRS by February 29 (if paper) or June 30 (if electronic).

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Seattle mayor Ed Murray signed Seattle City Ordinance Number 124910 on December 1, 2015, ending the Seattle square-footage business tax. Effective January 1, 2016, this change means the last tax due is for the period ending December 31, 2015.

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Some out-of-state sellers with substantial economic presence in Alabama will be required to collect and remit tax on sales into the state. The standard applies to transactions occurring on or after January 1, 2016.

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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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