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The new tax reform law, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017. It represents the most sweeping rewrite of federal tax code in more than 30 years. Visit our dedicated tax reform page to learn more about implications for you and your business.

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Changes to the schedule of expenditures of federal awards (SEFA) are required by the uniform guidance and effective for financial statement audits of fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2014.

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(Run time: 137:23) Presented by Chad Duval, Stuart Polikoff, and Tym Rutkowski. Topics discussed included the FCC Rate-of-Return Reform Order, Alternative Connect America Cost Model, and A-CAM.

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(Real Estate Forum) This increasingly popular tax deferral on real property gains put a lot of money on the line, but is it worth it? Consider these risks—and a couple real-life examples of what can go wrong—before diving in.

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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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Nondefense agencies and defense contractors should be formulating alternate ways to obtain audits for their non-DOD contracts now that the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is prohibited from providing audit support to them.

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MaxCredits allows an employer to quickly and efficiently scan, track, and process credits as they are earned.

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(CFO Magazine) New legislation makes the credit available to many small and midsized companies that had been effectively barred from using it.

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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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IRS Notice 2016-17, issued February 5, 2016, defers penalties for universities offering premium reduction arrangements for student health plans. The guidance offers transition relief for plan or policy years starting before January 1, 2017.

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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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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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(California Healthcare News) Whether you agree or disagree with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, it has begun an evolution in the health care industry and is driving significant change and innovation.

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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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US-source interest income paid to nonresidents is subject to 30 percent withholding tax, with several exceptions. Portfolio debt interest is one, but traps for the unwary make it murky territory. Details in this white paper.

Webcast
(Run time: 66:00) Businesses could see significant tax savings in tax year 2015 and beyond through select provisions from the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. These provisions relate to the Section 179 expensing election to immediately deduct the cost of certa...

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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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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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