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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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Regardless of the expansive differences between tribes in the United States, every tribe can be a high performer. In order to improve performance, there are four attributes that should be utilized: plan, perform, cultivate and compensate, and communicate.

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California has revoked Blue Shield of California’s status as a tax-exempt organization, a change that could mean a massive tax bill plus interest. We give an overview of the situation and what tax-exempt organizations need to do to reduce risk.

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Who’d guess a one-page, biennial filing could cause so much trouble for California corporations? As the secretary of state and Franchise Tax Board take steps to penalize organizations that fail to file, we look at what’s required.

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What do you pay a not-for-profit’s executives? Attracting and retaining talent is vital, but you can’t risk tarnishing your reputation with regulators, government funding sources, contributors, members, or the media. This Insight gives an overview.

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A US appellate court upheld California’s requirement that charitable organizations soliciting donations within the state provide a list of significant donors’ names and addresses to the California attorney general. Details in this Insight.

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Many states require businesses to report and remit unclaimed property they hold or face penalties and interest. Through November 1, 2016, Washington’s amnesty and voluntary disclosure program gives businesses an opportunity to start fresh.

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SEATTLE, August 6, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced it has agreed to combine with Issaquah, Wash.-based Curtis Consulting Group (CCG). Effective September 1, 2015, CCG personnel will join Moss...

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 81, which expanded and extended the College Access Tax Credit. The credit now covers the 2017 tax year and reduces regular tax below tentative minimum tax. The latter change is retroactive back to 2014.

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New Washington state legislation impacts a number of provisions related to B&O, sales tax, and state credits and incentives—and it will also extend nexus to a out-of-state taxpayers that didn’t previously have a filing requirement. More in this Alert.

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The Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry has implications on couples’ tax and financial planning as well as on employers in states that didn’t previously recognize these marriages. Details in this Insight.

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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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A US Court of Federal Claims judge ruled that engineering firm Dynetics didn’t bear the financial risk of failure under R&D contracts it performed for its customers. As a result, it wasn’t eligible to claim R&D tax credits. Details in this Alert.

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Though you may not think of your winery as a manufacturing operation, it likely qualifies for California’s new partial tax exemption for manufacturers. The incentive reduces the tax rate on qualified expenditures by approximately 55 percent.

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2015 Q2 - 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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A Washington Court of Appeals decision affects two types of sales, along with final delivery, by an out-of-state taxpayer with some Washington activities not related to processing or shipping orders. Dissociation also is no longer applicable.

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Acting as the trustee of a family trust is an honor. It’s also a huge responsibility. These five principles will help you fulfill your fiduciary responsibilities in a way that keeps personal risk in check and helps you create a positive impact.

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Texas trucking companies that paid the state’s franchise tax on fuel surcharge reimbursements may be able to claim a refund of that amount. We look at what practices may make your company eligible for a refund in this Alert.

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Companies that provide cloud computing services or software as a service must sort through a tangle of state tax laws and definitions to determine whether their transactions with customers in the state are subject to sales and use tax.

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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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Contributing to California’s College Access Tax Credit Fund can offset either business or personal taxes. Taxpayers hoping to claim the incentive for the 2015 tax year should begin planning their contributions (and calculating the potential corresponding tax write-off) now.

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