Office for Civil Rights/University of Washington Medicine's $750,000 HIPAA Settlement

SSAE 18/SOC

By Bill Deller

Covered Entities are defined in the HIPAA rules as a) health care providers who transmit any health information electronically in connection with transactions, ... read more >

2016 Pension Plan Limitations

ERISA

By Jenna Zelenski

The Internal Revenue Service announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for ... read more >

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Tax Season is Right Around the Corner

Tax

By Jim Gilboy

The IRS announced that it will begin accepting and processing electronic returns on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. That date comes just one month after the ... read more >

IRS Delays Issuing Tax Refunds for Foreign Tax Filings

Overview The Internal Revenue Service has continued to delay issuing tax refunds for nonresident alien/foreign taxpayers upon the filing of applicable ... read more >

Highlights of the 2015 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments

The annual AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments was held in Washington, D.C. last week, and included representatives of the Securities ... read more >

Q4 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

Real Estate

By Trevor Warren

On November 24, 2015 the National Association of Realtors released its Q4 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook. Some of the highlights noted in the report ... read more >

Tentative Deal on Tax Extenders: The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015

Taxpayers anxiously awaiting news as to whether certain tax relief provisions that expired at the end of 2014 will be extended may soon have even more ... read more >

2016 Standard Mileage Rates

Tax

By Jessica Murtha

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has announced the optional 2016 standard mileage rates (Notice 2016-01) used to calculate the deductible ... read more >

2015 FBAR Reporting Extension for Public Company Employees

On December 9, 2015, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued FinCEN Notice 2015-1 providing certain filers of FBARs (described below) ... read more >

Not-for-Profit Reporting Model - Part 8: Project Update

On Friday, December 11, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) met and discussed certain issues from phase 1 of the proposed FASB Accounting Standards ... read more >