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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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Split-dollar life insurance plans are becoming popular among health care organizations because they offer tax-advantaged retirement benefits and can qualify for loan accounting treatment. The catch? Loan treatment doesn’t always apply.

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Washington state expanded the substantial nexus standard to wholesaling activities, which are subject to a B&O tax rate imposed on Washington-source gross receipts. Effective September 1, this new legislation will impact far more taxpayers—particularly those outside of Washington.

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The Treasury and IRS have released new proposed and temporary regulations on Section 199—the domestic production activities deduction. For agricultural cooperatives, the changes clarify several key items but raise further questions on a third.

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The Office of Management and Budget recently released its 2015 compliance supplement. A number of changes will affect states, local governments, Indian tribal governments, and not-for-profit organizations that receive federal funding or grants.

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Companies in agribusiness are often family-owned, which means their buy-sell agreements, life insurance policies, and estate and succession plans need to be in sync to work smoothly and effectively. We take a closer look in this Insight.

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In 2016, multinational enterprises with 750 million euro or more in annual revenue will be subject to new reporting requirements under a base erosion and profit shifting project aimed at preventing double nontaxation. Details in this Insight.

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California has revoked Blue Shield of California’s status as a tax-exempt organization, a change that could mean a massive tax bill plus interest. We give an overview of the situation and what tax-exempt organizations need to do to reduce risk.

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What do you pay a not-for-profit’s executives? Attracting and retaining talent is vital, but you can’t risk tarnishing your reputation with regulators, government funding sources, contributors, members, or the media. This Insight gives an overview.

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ASU 2015-07 aims to standardize how entities classify certain kinds of investments on their financial statements. If you use the net-asset-value per share practical expedient, your financial statements may be impacted. Details in this Insight.

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Many states require businesses to report and remit unclaimed property they hold or face penalties and interest. Through November 1, 2016, Washington’s amnesty and voluntary disclosure program gives businesses an opportunity to start fresh.

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When the TPEA was signed into law, little attention was paid to Section 806 of the act, which increases by as much as 150 percent the potential penalties for taxpayers who err in their information reporting to the IRS or payees.

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The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 made noteworthy changes to the income tax obligations and reporting requirements for business owners and individuals that include new tax return due dates and extension periods.

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The FASB recently issued ASU 2015-12, which will simplify financial reporting for employee benefit plans. Though the amendments aren’t effective until fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, earlier adoption is permitted.

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The FASB’s Topic 330 simplifies the subsequent measurement of inventory. This amendment is effective for public business entities fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2016, and fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2017 for all other entities.

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New Washington state legislation impacts a number of provisions related to B&O, sales tax, and state credits and incentives—and it will also extend nexus to a out-of-state taxpayers that didn’t previously have a filing requirement. More in this Alert.

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board has deferred the effective date of the new revenue recognition standard—a paradigm shift in accounting for revenue from contracts with customers, from industry-based to a single principles-based guidance—for one year.

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SEATTLE, July 13, 2015—In response to the growing demand for Transaction Services, Moss Adams is pleased to announce the additions of David Terry as a new partner and Chad Gumm as a director.  “The demand for transaction support has grown tremendously over ...

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Effective July 1, 2015, business entities with Nevada annual gross revenue in excess of $4 million are subject to a new commerce tax that Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law in early June.

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The Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry has implications on couples’ tax and financial planning as well as on employers in states that didn’t previously recognize these marriages. Details in this Insight.

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In this article originally published by Commercial Property Executive, we look at tax-saving strategies you can implement while the market’s experiencing an upswing to keep more of your gains and position yourself for tax efficiency down the road.

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