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New PATH Act provisions expand tax saving opportunities for property. They relate to bonus depreciation, qualified real property, IRC Section 179, and Section 179D. However, there’s a phaseout plan for certain provisions, so act now.

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New IRS guidance allows taxpayers to retroactively screen employees hired between January 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016, for the renewed Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). Forms are due September 29.

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What was the automotive and dealer industry talking about at the NADA Convention? Discussions spanned buying, selling, and finding talent to manage and build dealerships in a complex environment.

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New and some existing 501(c)4 social welfare organizations can no longer self-declare exempt status using Form 990. An initial notification, user fee, and supporting information are now required.

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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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