Ideas & Insights

Ideas & Insights

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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Is An End to the Cannabis Banking Crisis Near?

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In April, the California State Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved bill SB 930, which seeks to create a state-wide banking framework for the cannabis industry. The legislation was originally introduced by Sen. Bob Hertzberg…

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RFP Best Practices: Comply with Solicitation Requirements – Or Else!

It is the offeror’s responsibility to submit a well-written proposal clearly demonstrating their ability to comply with the solicitation’s requirements. Unfortunately, protesters continue to lose protests because of the failure to submit adequate offers. Here are…

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Get a Grip on Operational Fraud Risk

Steps Your Organization Can Take to Detect and Prevent Fraud By Rodrigo Macias, CFE, Director, Advisory Services Business fraud is rampant and costing millions of dollars per year. This series of articles is for CEO’s, business…

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Cannabis Jobs Boom Creates Unexpected Challenges

The cannabis industry in California, and throughout the US, is experiencing extraordinary growth. With established cannabis businesses expanding, and new businesses opening on a daily basis, a competitive hiring environment has emerged. While there will never be…

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TAX ALERT: How Will Tax Reform Affect International Activity?

After unifying the House and Senate tax reform provisions into one piece of legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 ("the Act") was approved in the House and Senate and signed by President…

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4 Easy Ways to Turn a Customer into a Loyal Fan

With more states legalizing Cannabis in one form or another, thousands of successful businesses have opened up in the cannabis industry. However, with all those new businesses popping up, the competition over the cannabis customer…

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Proposed Tax Break Could Give Legal Cannabis Market a Jolt in California

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California legislators are currently reviewing and amending a proposed bill that could have a major impact on the profitability and success of the state’s fledgling legal adult-use and medical cannabis industry. Introduced in mid-March, Bill…

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Fleeting Fortunes: Athletes’ Planning for Tomorrow Should Start Today

By Antony Gordon, Managing Director, MGO LLP With the 2017 NFL season officially underway, it is no surprise that the league’s players are focused on the present. They are working to stay healthy, fighting to…

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Cannabis Tax & Payment Guide for California

Critical Information for Paying Cannabis Taxes in California Now that the legal adult-use cannabis market in California is open, cannabis business owners and operators are currently navigating a complex system of taxes and payments at…

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