Blog Archives: 2017

Year-End Tax Planning: The Devil is in the Details

Beginning in 2018, the total amount of state tax deductions allowed as an itemized deduction will be limited to $10,000. This includes both income and real estate taxes. Sometimes, state taxes can be deducted when prepaid. Several articles have been written that suggest prepaying your 2018 real estate tax bill prior to December 31, 2017. […]

Partnership Changes Needed Now: IRS Issues Regulations Altering Partnership Audit Rules

The IRS issued Regulations significantly altering partnership audit rules for partnership tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. These new rules are called the Consolidated Partnership Audit Regime (CPAR). They are intended to allow the IRS to efficiently audit, assess, and collect taxes at the partnership level. Partnership agreements may need amendments to address several […]

Treasury Finally Floats Trial Balloon on Donor-Advised Fund Rules

On December 4, 2017, the Department of Treasury issued Notice 2017-73, indicating Treasury’s thinking of what the Proposed Regulations on Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) might be. The Notice asks for input by March 5, 2018, on areas Treasury is considering issuing Regulations. A Notice is a way to request informal feedback prior to issuing Proposed Regulations. […]

COSO Internal Control Integrated Framework: Helping Your Organization Meet Its Objectives

COSO Series Article Part 1 of 6: The following article is the first part of a six-part series to explore the high-level basics of the COSO1 Integrated Internal Control Integrated Framework (the Framework). The following provides an overview of the Framework itself. Identifying and Setting Objectives If you are a manager, director, or business owner, […]

First Cut at GOP Tax Reform & Charitable Organizations

On Thursday, November 2, the House Ways and Means Committee released H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This is just the beginning of the sausage-making process. Most of the legislation is focused on individuals and businesses. However, there are some special treats for the tax-exempt sector and there is much to be commented […]

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