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en·ti·ty

(en'ti-tē),
An independent thing; that which contains in itself all the conditions essential to individuality; that which forms of itself a complete whole; medically, denoting a separate and distinct disease or condition.
[L. ens (ent-), being, pres. p. of esse, to be]

entity

(ĕn′tĭ-tē) [L. ens, being]
1. A thing existing independently, containing in itself all the conditions necessary to individuality.
2. Something that forms a complete whole, denoting a distinct condition or disease.

en·ti·ty

(en'ti-tē)
Independent thing; that which contains in itself all conditions essential to individuality.
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Many states enacted significant statutory changes and issued important rulings on passthrough entities.
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Now is the time for nonpublic entities to analyze all tax positions--not only to comply with ASC 740, but a thorough review of all tax positions may lead to the discovery of more advantageous accounting methods.
In considering alter ego liability, courts generally look at factors such as (1) inadequate capitalization in the purported controlled entity; (2) the entities' failure to observe corporate formalities; (3) commingling of funds by the entities; (4) the absence of corporate records; and (5) the failure to maintain arm's-length relationships among the entities.
Every CPA should be interested in this change because it affects those who are governmental auditors, on the boards of governmental entities or have clients who sit on these boards.
There are firms that can do everything from helping companies establish manufacturing operations in industrial economies such as China and Russia to creating asset-protection entities in such obscure places as the British Channel Islands, Anguilla, Nevis, Dominica and Belize.
The recent focus on limiting growth within NWCF entities creates a danger that critical national capabilities will be lost.
Similar to the current rules, however, the proposed regulations provide that a domestic corporation can own a separate unit indirectly through both hybrid and non-hybrid entities.
HIPAA requires organizations and individuals to protect a subset of individually identifiable health information, known as protected health information, or PHI, that is held or maintained by covered entities or their business associates acting for the covered entity.