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June 21, 2022

The IRS Warns Taxpayers about Four “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Avoid in 2022

The IRS released a warning on June 1, 2022, to alert taxpayers to the first four “potentially abusive arrangements” on its Dirty Dozen list for the year.

June 21, 2022

State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act Update: Get Started Protecting Sensitive Data and Systems

Malicious cyberattacks on state and local governments are increasing. To promote cybersecurity efforts, the House of Representatives has passed the SLCIA bill.

June 20, 2022

GASB Highlights Existing Mechanisms for ESG-related Disclosures

Reporting and disclosure of ESG-related information is now emerging as a key area of focus for state and local governments.

June 13, 2022

Keys to Avoiding IRS Red Flags with Tax Credits and Incentives 

Tax credits and incentives are an often underutilized, yet powerful tool to help you improve your bottom line and reinvest in your business.

June 09, 2022

Carpe Diem: How the Cannabis Industry Can Seize the ESG Opportunity

When it comes to developing and integrating ESG strategy for your organization, there is one consensus: to avoid doing so is to be left behind.

June 06, 2022

Proposed SEC Rules on Cybersecurity Risk: What You Need to Know

The SEC issued proposed rules requiring public companies to disclose their cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incident details.

June 01, 2022

Cannabis Companies May Have Access to Tax Relief with the Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) does not explicitly exclude cannabis companies from eligibility for the ERTC.

June 01, 2022

How Does the Rise in Interest Rates Impact You?

For the second time in 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced an interest rate increase of 1% for both overpayments and underpayments.

May 26, 2022

New York and California Pass-Through Entity Tax Election: June 15 Deadline Reminder

Passthrough entities and their owners need to act soon to take advantage of SALT Cap Workarounds (i.e., “Passthrough Entity Taxes,” or “PTETs”).

May 24, 2022

Understanding New Employer Reporting Requirements for New York State

As of January 1, 2022, New York employers must report new hires who are listed as independent contractors with contracts more than $2,500.

May 17, 2022

Attention New Jersey Cannabis Operators: Your First SEEF Return is Due on May 20

With the launch of adult-use cannabis sales in New Jersey, the first tax payments do not lag far behind.

May 10, 2022

Unclaimed Property is All the Rage in California

This tax season California regulators have new requirements, new programs, and launched fraud prevention efforts to encourage unclaimed property compliance.