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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 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, […]

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 […]

If you’re a supplier for Microsoft who handles sensitive information, you are likely well aware of the Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance program (SSPA). The SSPA’s Data Protection Requirements (DPR) recently received an update that represents a significant change to the contents and direction of the program. The revision was intended to update the previous framework […]

By Shane Ratigan JD, LLM and Jennifar Hill JD, LLM Online marketplace sellers can take advantage of a new multi-state tax amnesty program – if they apply by October 17, 2017. Online marketplace platforms allow big and small companies to access a global market without incurring significant advertising or marketing costs. For those sellers that are […]

The Washington Legislature approved the paid family leave program on June 30, 2017 – but now what? What does the Paid Family Leave Act mean for your small business? First, you may be wondering when it will become effective. The bill states that premiums need to be remitted beginning on January 1, 2019, and the […]

By Frances Olson, CPA, Manager | Clark Nuber PS Introducing a little one to the family is a very exciting time. That said, there are some financial logistics to consider, before your bundle of joy arrives, that will help protect your family’s financial future. These are the not-so-fun topics that are crucial parts of parenting […]

After a long wait, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) approved the new lease accounting standard (Accounting Standards Update 2016-02 “ASU 2016-02”) in February 2016. For public companies, reporting requirements will come into effect for years beginning after December 15, 2018.  For all other businesses, these requirements will take effect for fiscal years beginning after […]

By Nicole Lyons, CMI | Clark Nuber PS Taxpayers taking advantage of any one of the available State of Washington tax incentives – including tax deferrals, reduced B&O tax rates, exemptions, and credits – may be required to file an Annual Report or Annual Survey. Some incentives require that both the report and the survey […]

By Joe Haberzetle, JD, LLM Owners and managers of multiple entity businesses holding California real estate investments may be surprised to learn that laws written almost 100 years ago can have a dramatic impact on their taxes. In the 1930s, California implemented special reporting rules for multiple entity business models.  The rules, reportedly targeting the movie […]

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