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Revenue Recognition

The new Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, fundamentally changes how companies across nearly every industry will recognize revenue. Learn more about how this affects you and your business as well as what’s required and the effective dates.

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board approved the issuance of an exposure draft for financial statements of not-for-profits. To review the most recent tentative decisions, visit the FASB Web site. The comment period is expected to end July 31, 2015.

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Tribes are wrestling with the Department of Treasury’s final guidance on general welfare benefits for tribal members. In this issue of Tribal Finance Quarterly, John Saltmarsh from the IRS discusses three important issues for tribes.

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Growth isn’t always as easy as 1-2-3. It’s a bit more complicated than cutting expenses and enjoying increased revenue. Growth often hinges on building value within various aspects of your business. In this Insight, we explore seven ways businesses can begin adding value.

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Silicon Valley, March 2, 2015 — Moss Adams LLP, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation, today announced that Eve Dreyfuss and Kevin Hasegawa have joined the Silicon Valley office as partners, continuing the firm’s strong pers...

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New mortality tables that reflect longer life expectancies could significantly impact (and increase) your future defined benefit obligations. We look at the importance of assessing the implications of the RP-2014 data on your plan.

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Though Form 990 and its required schedules have generally remained the same this tax year, a few changes to the forms and their instructions do warrant attention by not-for-profit organizations that file them. We highlight the differences in this Insight.

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Just in the final quarter of 2014 and the first of 2015, we’ve seen some fairly noteworthy legislative developments impacting not-for-profits. From last-minute tax extenders to the IRS priority guidance plan and the GAO’s report on IRS oversight, here’s what’s happening.

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In the past, tax-exempt organizations were required to reapply for exempt status upon certain structural changes. But two 2014 private letter rulings indicate they may no longer need to do so. We look at the rulings in this Insight.

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Crowdfunding has become ubiquitous in recent years, and for not-for-profits, it can be a gold mine. Still, depending on what you offer your backers as an incentive, you’ll need to pay close attention to whether Washington State B&O or sales tax apply.

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Employers that didn’t screen 2014 new hires for Work Opportunity Tax Credit eligibility within 28 days of their start date are in luck: New IRS guidance allows employers to retroactively screen hires and apply for the credit by submitting the qualified forms by April 30.

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Generally life insurance benefits at death are not subject to income tax except in a few key circumstances. We look at some of these situations and other ways in which your life insurance could impact your tax liability.

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You may think that because your organization doesn’t pay income tax, you don’t need to pay close attention to the new tangible property regulations. But the truth is, you do. We cover what tax-exempt organizations need to know to comply in this Insight.

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Like most people, businesses often take their utility services for granted, meaning we rarely consider there’s an alternative to paying the rates that show up on our bills. But your business does have options and may be able to more effectively manage its service costs. Learn more in this Insight.

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What’s holding your business back from its growth objectives? For many, it’s simply a question of cash flow—a challenge tax credits and incentives can help solve by freeing up funds you can reinvest in your business. We look at some of the most widely claimed opportunities in this Insight.

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Second only to companies in the communications sector, life sciences IPOs dominated the US markets in 2014. We look at how companies in the sector performed, what contributed to their success, and how we can expect 2015 to play out. Read more in this Insight.

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Companies looking to grow have many capital strategies available—from increasing working capital via lending to pursuing a private equity transaction or acquisition. We look at how these options work and where they fit into each stage of a company’s life cycle in this Insight.

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Amid a whirlwind of projects by the FASB and the SEC and corresponding guidance provided by banking regulators, keeping up can be a challenge—let alone deciding which decisions are right for your bank. We look at some of the major areas of change in this Insight.

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Revenue cycle management is already a challenge for many health care organizations. And during an affiliation, keeping things running smoothly can become even trickier. We look at best practices and areas organizations should focus on in this Insight.

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What is benefit responsiveness, and how does it apply to your employee benefit plan? We look at stable-value fund investments, what they bring to portfolios, and the related reporting requirements in this Insight.

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A new accounting alternative allows private companies to elect not to recognize certain intangible assets in business combinations but rather to include them in goodwill. We take a closer look at the new alternative and its related requirements in this Alert.

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