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Accounting Methods and Periods

Is your company taking advantage of the most tax-efficient accounting methods available?

Implementing optimized accounting methods helps to maximize cash flow, manage effective tax rates and mitigate IRS examinations. Are you following the current guidance regarding income deferral or deduction acceleration? The IRS continues to expand the availability of automatic consent procedures, which eases the process of changing current accounting methods.

If your business cannot address these issues efficiently and effectively, or if you do not have the internal resources to handle this task, RSM can assist. We offer:

  • Comprehensive reviews. Detailed analysis of your books, records and tax returns, as well as interviews with tax department personnel, can reveal current accounting practices and allow us to offer valuable insights into your organization. This can lead to more tax-efficient methods for improving cash flow, managing effective tax rates, mitigating past noncompliance or even managing expiring net operating losses. Learn more about our accounting methods review
  • Strategic analysis and discussion. Our team can recommend changes to your existing accounting methods and analyze the potential benefits to your organization. We can work with your team and company leadership to adopt the desired changes.  
  • Compliance. Method changes are both strategic and tactical. Our accounting methods specialists can prepare the required forms, implement the new methods, file documents and follow up as necessary. 

Our accounting methods team works closely with professionals from our credits and incentives and tangible property services teams to realize optimal benefits for clients.


Related Insights

IRS releases new list of automatic method changes for 2019

TAX ALERT

IRS releases new list of automatic method changes for 2019

Revenue Procedure 2019-43 supersedes Rev. Proc. 2018-31, providing procedures to change accounting methods with automatic consent.

INSIGHT ARTICLE

IRS proposes regulations for the switch from LIBOR

Guidance would facilitate transitions of existing debt and derivatives to alternative benchmark rates without creating taxable exchanges.

Target company could not deduct buyer's expense

TAX ALERT

Target company could not deduct buyer's expense

Target company’s deduction claim denied because investment banking firm did not provide services to Target or for Target’s benefit.

Proposed regulations on bonus depreciation and consolidated groups

TAX ALERT

Proposed regulations on bonus depreciation and consolidated groups

Proposal would clarify how the bonus depreciation related party rules and no prior use rules apply in the context of consolidated returns.

Final regulations regarding bonus depreciation address basis step-ups

TAX ALERT

Final regulations regarding bonus depreciation address basis step-ups

Final bonus depreciation rules similar to previously proposed rules, uncertainty remains for certain transactions.

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