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May 08, 2020

CANNABIS TAX ALERT: Tax Court Decision Upholds 280E and Business Deductions

US Tax Court issues decision defining 280E, the calculation of Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), and business deductions for the cannabis industry…

May 08, 2020

GASB Delays Implementation Dates

GASB provides relief to governments and auditors suffering from resource constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic…

April 30, 2020

Q&A with Steve DeAngelo: Chairman Emeritus of Harborside Inc.

We talk with Steve DeAngelo, Chairman Emeritus of Harborside Inc., and discuss his “righteous” battle with the IRS and how his case could up-end 280E forever.

April 29, 2020

Forging a Path Forward: Maximizing Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

For companies receiving Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, now is the time to focus on meeting the conditions for maximal loan forgiveness…

April 22, 2020

Cybersecurity Best Practices When Working From Home

As much of the US workforce transitions to work from home situations due to COVID-19, we provide advice on how to protect assets from cyberfraud…

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Response: Tribal Healthcare Systems Could Assist in the Fight Against COVID-19

With the COVID-19 crisis straining healthcare systems throughout the nation, Tribal Health Care systems could provide needed capacity…

April 16, 2020

CCMA Whitepaper: Implementation of GASB Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities

Access the California Committee on Municipal Accounting’s (CCMA) whitepaper regarding implementation of new GASB standards.

April 16, 2020

Lifestyle Tips for the COVID-19 Pandemic | Part Four: Maintaining Mental Health at Home

While It’s great so many people are helping stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s also tough to stay home all the time and maintain a positive attitude…

April 14, 2020

Tax Planning in the Wake of COVID-19: Transfer Pricing in a New Economic Reality

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is having serious implications for transfer prices, analyses, and documentation…

April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Industry Outlook: Commercial Real Estate

During the COVID-19 pandemic the commercial real estate (CRE) industry is experiencing severe pressure across multiple consumer-related fronts…

April 13, 2020

CARES Act Assistance: Accessing Funding for State and Local Governments

MGO offers support to help state and local governments understand and access funding, manage regulatory complexity, and institute financial best practices.

April 10, 2020

Operational Excellence Amid COVID-19: Five Practical Measures to Boost Cash Flow in a Crisis

As businesses struggle with the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, these five “business hygiene” initiatives can have a major impact on your bottom line…