Ideas & Insights

Ideas & Insights

Women: Make Your Financial Voice Heard!

In recent months, we’ve seen a groundswell of support for gender equity issues in Hollywood. Most recently, as a sponsor of Variety’s Power of Women event, I’ve had the chance to witness first-hand how some…

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Risk Alert: FBI Warns of Hacker Scheme Targeting Direct Deposit Paychecks

by Mark Cousineau, Director, Advisory Services Cybercriminals are rerouting direct deposit paychecks into their own accounts. In a public service announcement, the FBI detailed the rise of a new scheme where criminals hack into online payroll…

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TAX ALERT: Businesses can Continue to Deduct 50% of Client Meals

Last year’s tax overhaul via the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 (“the Act”) made cuts to write-offs and benefits for businesses. A significant change was made in terms of what could or could…

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Seeking Capital in Canada: Why US Cannabis Businesses are Going Public in Canada

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2018 has been a landmark year for the cannabis industry in many ways. Not only did California’s legal market open on 1/1/2018, but Canada is soon to become the largest country to legalize cannabis to…

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TAX ALERT: Feds Move to Block SALT Deduction Workarounds

One of the most significant, and controversial changes affecting individual tax returns in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 (“the Act”) is the provision limiting the deductibility of state and local taxes (“SALT”),…

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TAX ALERT: How Tax Reform Affects UBI Calculation for Tax-Exempt Organizations

The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97), effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, has garnered much attention for its individual- and business-focused provisions, but it also contains some significant changes…

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Why You Needed an Internal Audit Function Yesterday

Internal Audit: Optimal Governance and Minimal Risk for Government Agencies Best Practices for Organizations Seeking to Establish an Internal Audit Function By: Richard Green, CPA, Partner and Industry Leader, State and Local Government In the…

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Tax Reform Enhances Value of Research Tax Credits for Government Contractors

By Chris Bard, Chai Hoang & Patrick Wallace The Research Tax Credit (“credit”) isn’t a new development, but some government contractors have yet to take full advantage of its benefits. For those who are, the…

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So you think you’re an “S.”

By Brendan J. Sullivan and Alison V. Torres Trendiness is a word not frequently used in conjunction with tax planning. Discussing the in-vogue corporate structure never will be the hot topic of a dinner party,…

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Cannabis Tax Alert: How a 280E Ruling Will Affect Your Bottom Line

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Tax Code Section 280E is one of the biggest obstacles cannabis business owners and operators face when trying to turn a profit. The cannabis industry in the US has been desperately hoping for a change…

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