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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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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.

Alert
On June 16, 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13—the final credit loss standard—and added ASC Topic 326, Financial Instruments–Credit Losses, to US GAAP. Read our Alert for details.

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Section 382 limits the availability of net operating losses and tax credits when a company has a change in ownership, which has a broader definition than many companies expect.

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In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases, which provides new guidelines that change the accounting for leasing arrangements.

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C corporations with a net capital gain and qualified timber gain can utilize IRC Section 1201(b) for tax years beginning after December 31, 2015. This marks the first tax rate drop in decades.

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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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Colleges and universities have until year-end 2016 to bring health plans for students who are also employees into compliance with the Affordable Care Act. This Insight covers the details.

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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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Fidelity Charitable and other organizations make it possible for donors to use bitcoins as charitable contributions. This Insight looks at tax provisions and why donors may want to use bitcoins.

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Transportation companies have a lot to gain from tax deferrals in terms of cash flow, but the liabilities they create are often mismanaged—which can spell trouble in a transaction.

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Want a more efficiently run business with greater potential profit margins? Consider a cost accounting analysis to determine the actual cost of producing or procuring a product.

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For all but the smallest companies, investing in corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting pays back—not only in the cost savings associated with better resource management but also with respect to their long-term business strategy.

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Large capital projects can be beneficial to an entire tribe, especially if completed on time and within budget. A midpoint or close-out construction audit can help tribes protect their investment from risk and potentially find substantial savings.

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(Run time: 69:00) This webcast discusses key issues and questions associated with Uniform Guidance implementation. Topics covered will include an overview of the key changes under the Uniform Guidance, including a discussion regarding the new audit requirements; best practice...

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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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Few business transactions are as complex as those involving auto dealerships. In this Insight, we examine a few of the unexpected but common pain points buyers and sellers encounter during the process.

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Project planning can be overwhelming, especially for a health care business that doesn’t specialize in construction management. In addition to setting up certain controls within the contract, an outside cost audit can help mitigate financial risk.

Alert
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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