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Posted by: Steve Day ·

Co-authored by Patrick McColgan and Richard Newby, Duff & Phelps On January 31, 2017, the IRS announced that its Large Business and International (LB&I) division will focus on issue-based examinations. Under this approach, the LB&I division will use and develop specialized IRS knowledge and resources to successfully run compliance campaigns targeted towards several key risk […]

Posted by: Megan Kuchan ·

Updated on February 14, 2017, to add the latest information on the delay on ruling. See the end of the article. On February 3, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a directive to delay implementation of the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule. Originally set to be effective this coming April, the postponement will allow the […]

Posted by: Rick Cooley ·

On January 20, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a presidential memorandum declaring a moratorium on all new federal rule making. This practice is not unusual for an incoming president, especially one from a different political party than the departing president. In fact, former President Barack Obama issued a similar order shortly after his inauguration in […]

By Paul Ung, Tax Manager Every year, we get numerous e-mails and calls from clients who report that someone from the IRS is demanding money right away for past due amounts. These demands are followed by a threat of arrest, lawsuit, deportation, or other acts of intimidation. These communications are IRS scams. IRS scams are […]

Posted by: Rick Cooley ·

Whether you love or hate the United States’ 45th President, Donald J. Trump, all taxpayers should prepare for big changes in tax year 2018. Though President Trump talked a great deal about tax reform while on the campaign trail, we are all anxiously awaiting the tax reform legislation that will emerge from his campaign’s tax talking points […]

Posted by: Troy Rector ·

The New Year is off to a better start than originally thought for institutions of higher education and nonprofit research organizations.  Under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 [S. 2943] signed by President Obama on December 23rd, the micro-purchase threshold for procurement under the Uniform Guidance was increased from $3,500 to […]

Posted by: Joe Haberzetle ·

By Joe Haberzetle | JD, LLM & Chris Landry | CPA Unlike many jurisdictions, Washington provides no automatic exemption from state and local taxes for nonprofit organizations that enjoy federal tax-exempt status. However, state law provides tax relief to nonprofit entities that engage in a variety of specific public benefit activities. It does this by […]

Posted by: Julie Eisenhauer ·

Are your company’s financial matters in order? Have you adequately addressed its financial risks? These are important questions your company should be answering regularly to address financial matters and enhance business value. A strong financial house supports growth and sustainability – enhancing the value of a business. The following are key areas that should be considered […]

Posted by: Steve Brilling ·

For a company to maximize its value and be truly successful, it must compete in a significantly sized marketplace wherein its products/services are meaningfully unique and the marketplace appreciates this differentiation. For example, while commanding a large position in an addressable, though insignificant, marketplace may provide a business owner with a livable income, it is […]

Posted by: Candi Avery ·

Candi Avery, CPA, CGMA Up until now, there has not been guidance related to going concern analysis and financial statement disclosure requirements in U.S. GAAP. Existing guidance has been embedded in the auditing standards, which have always required that auditors, not management, evaluate an organization’s ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable […]

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