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Reduce Your Company’s Tax Liability to Reinvest in Your Employees

By Roy Deaver, Partner, International Services; Mark Woodward, Partner, State & Local Tax Services; and Susan Mehlman, Director, Compensation & Benefits Tax Services Your employees can be among your most valuable assets—and retaining and attracting top talent is vital to your company’s financial success. With competition fierce and workers…

File for the Oregon Food Processing Property Tax Exemption Before Year-End

Qualified machinery and equipment (M&E) placed in service in Oregon during 2018 may be eligible for a five-year property tax exemption, applicable to tax years beginning on or after July 1, 2019. Real and personal property used in business—including machinery, equipment, and other tangible items—is generally subject to tax in…

CFOs Guide Companies More Efficiently with Cost Accounting

Imagine this common scenario: Your company is doing well producing and selling a product at a 20 percent margin. You’re calculating your costs but aren’t in fact capturing all your actual costs. Your actual costs would show you’re closer to a 15 percent profit margin. No one wants to be…

Proposed Regulations Provide Some Key Guidance for Taxpayers Benefiting from the New QBI Deduction

by Jim Dubeck and Greg Thomas, Directors, National Tax Services One of biggest areas of opportunity and uncertainty coming out of tax reform, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), is the Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction under Section 199A. The new deduction could reduce an individual’s tax…

Protect Your Company from Cyberthreats with Information Security Governance

To do business in today’s world, organizations are reliant on technology and data that’s processed, stored, and transmitted—and protecting that data throughout their life-cycle is critical. Hackers, malicious insiders, vendors, and employees are all threats to data security. As such, organizations are getting asked by regulators, auditors, customers, and consumers…

States May Use Economic Nexus to Impose Sales Tax Collection

On June 21, 2018, the US Supreme Court overturned South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., reversing the long-standing physical presence nexus standard for sales and use tax. The case was South Dakota’s challenge to the physical presence nexus standard established by the US Supreme Court’s 1992 decision in Quill v. North Dakota, which…

R&D incentives offer new opportunities for technology and manufacturing companies

This article was originally published in the Portland Business Journal by Natalie Cohen and Justin Eckley. Read the original article here The new tax-reform law — commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 — contains various changes intended to boost…