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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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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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Each December, we’ve waited to hear whether Congress would again extend the R&D tax credit. It’s now permanently extended and retroactive for 2015, so you can plan multiple years’ expenses more effectively. Details in this Alert.

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The IRS increased the de minimis safe harbor expensing threshold for taxpayers without an applicable financial statement from $500 to $2,500 per invoice or item. The increase is generally effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016.

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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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The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 modifies several provisions pertaining to partnership audits. Those with under 100 partners may opt out under two methods. We give an overview of the new law to date in this Alert.

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Under the new uniform guidance for federal awards, organizations that pass federal funds through to subrecipients are required to monitor the use of those funds. We cover key aspects of this requirement and provide best practices.

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CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 23, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced the addition of partner Mei Xu to its Silicon Valley office. Xu will provide clients with a range of tax- and transaction-related se...

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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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Interest-charge domestic international sales corporations have waned now that the tax rate on qualified dividends has increased. But combined with an accounts receivable factoring arrangement, they still deliver substantial tax benefits.

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It’s difficult to know what to do when you identify a potential instance of fraud, let alone how to address it professionally and effectively. Here’s how to set the right tone, address red flags, and aid in an investigation.

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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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In 2014, government entities experienced the second highest rate of fraud of any industry. That goes for tribal governments, too. These top five tips will help your tribe reduce the opportunities for fraud and the risk of it happening.

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Wildfires across the West have been devastating this year. While there’s always loss, it doesn’t have to be 100 percent loss and may in fact result in tax savings with IRC Sections 165 (casualty loss) and 1033 (involuntary conversion).

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For community bank directors, boosting shareholder value is critical—and sometimes the best way to do it is by selling the institution. Here are a few ways community banks can increase their value in preparation for a potential transaction.

Press Release
SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2015—Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that one of its partners, Andy Mattson, was appointed chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Internal Revenu...

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