Government Contracting

For decades, RSM's assurance, tax and business consulting professionals have been helping government contractors navigate the regulatory environment and improve their performance through an ever-changing business and government landscape. Shrinking government budgets, a low-cost, technically acceptable government-buying philosophy and an increasingly stringent regulatory environment means contractors need experienced advisors who understand their industry and will deliver customized solutions that fit.

Being understood

RSM understands government contracting. Bringing significant industry depth to our services is imperative to providing the highest level of expertise to our clients. Our expertise in the government contracting industry allows us to provide a very specialized service to this highly regulated and unique industry. With credentials built over many decades, we serve as advisor to hundreds of government contractors, weaving our industry experience through every facet of our accounting, tax and consulting services. Whether it is guiding a client through a regulatory compliance issue, assisting in an acquisition or divestiture, enhancing value during the yearly audit or assessing tax ramifications of regulatory changes, our deep knowledge and understanding of the risks and opportunities facing government contractors can translate into substantial value for our clients.


Executive Order 13706

The DOL issued a final rule on EO 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors requiring leave for employees.

  • October 10, 2016


Don’t overlook 100 percent deductions on some meals and entertainment

There are exceptions to the 50 percent tax deduction rule related to meals and entertainment benefitting government contractors, some allowing up to 100 percent deduction.

  • Wayne Reesman
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  • June 10, 2016


Apportionment issues affecting government contractors

Learn about the number of apportionment issues affecting contractors providing services to the federal government.

  • Jonathan Weinberg
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  • March 29, 2016


Unclaimed property concerns for government contractors

Given the recent increase in audits, government contractors should be aware of their unclaimed property compliance obligations.

  • Jenn Arias
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  • March 21, 2016


Contract research and how government contractors claim the R&D tax credit

Contract terms should be evaluated to determine which party bears the economic risk as well as the retention of substantial rights.

  • Tom Windram, Ross Alessandro, Ashley Zega
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  • March 18, 2016


Look for tax credits and incentives

Learn key items to keep in mind related to state and federal tax credits and incentives available to government contractors.

  • Tom Windram, Sherri York, Mark Forde
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  • May 15, 2015


Changes coming to revenue recognition for federal government contractors

Learn how new guidance on revenue recognition impacts federal government contractors.

  • May 05, 2015


Enterprise resource planning considerations in government contracting

An enterprise resource planning system for government contractors must integrate technology, people and processes.

  • Vlad Mitchev
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  • October 13, 2014

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