Ideas & Insights

Ideas & Insights

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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Where is the “Pot” of Gold?

California’s Cannabis Tax Revenue: Expectations vs. Reality By: Scott Johnson Cannabis tax revenues have fallen short, much to the chagrin of state and local governments who were relying on higher revenues. The California Department of…

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Delivering Value and Security via a Principled Debt Management Policy

Best Practices for Government Agencies Issuing Debt under SB 1029 By: Richard Green, CPA, Partner and Industry Leader, State and Local Government California’s public government agencies have long relied on the issuing of bonds, or…

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MGO Selected as Consultants for the Defense Innovation Voucher Program

If you are a small defense contractor based in San Diego County who is pursuing new commercial markets or looking to diversify your government contracts, then please check out the Defense Innovation Voucher Program. This…

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Progress Made But Much Work to Be Done: Fireside Chat with Cat Packer and Lori Ajax

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Earlier in June, the MGO | ELLO Alliance sponsored the “Cannabis in California: A Fireside Chat” event, a discussion of the state of the cannabis industry in Los Angeles and California. Led by Johnny Sayegh…

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July Packaging & Testing Deadline: How Cannabis Businesses are Complying with California Requirements

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"The transition period in the licensing authorities’ regulations allowing exceptions from specific regulatory provisions ends on June 30, 2018. Beginning July 1, 2018, cannabis goods must meet all statutory and regulatory requirements. Cannabis goods that…

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Supreme Court Allows States to Collect Online Sales Tax from Out-of-State Retailers

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In a landmark ruling, the US Supreme Court decided that states can collect sales tax on products their residents purchase from online retailers that do not have a physical presence in the state. The decision…

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10 Things Government Contractors Need to Know About Tax Reform

The $1.5 trillion new tax law represents the most sweeping change to tax code in a generation. Tax reform of this magnitude will have broad implications for government contractors. While accountants and tax departments wade…

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