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MGO to advise on new cannabis rules and regulations on California Cannabis Tax Force

Los Angeles, May 15th, 2018 – MGO, one of the fastest growing CPA and Advisory Services firms in the nation, is pleased to announce they have been invited to participate in the new Cannabis Advisory Taxation Task Force, led by Fiona Ma, Vice Chair at the Board of Equalization. MGO has significant experience acting as advisers helping shape policies regarding cannabis tax and regulatory issues with State and Local Government stakeholders, as well as commercial entities.

“We are pleased to add our expertise and experience to this vital task force,” said Kevin O’Connell, the CEO and Managing Partner of MGO. “At MGO, we are working hard to create trust, transparency, and accountability in this emerging industry.  This task force is an important step in that direction.”

Representing MGO on the Cannabis Advisory Taxation Task Force will be Jon Zimmerman, MGO’s Director of Business Development for Cannabis Advisory Services. Jon has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience that will add a vital voice representing businesses across the state of California. In his current role with MGO, he also works closely with cities, counties, municipalities, as well as industry, helping create solutions to some of the most complicated issues that have emerged since cannabis was legalized for adult-use in California.

MGO has worked closely with the State of California on cannabis regulatory and compliance issues in the past, most recently with the California State Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Working Group.

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Founded in 1987, MGO (Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP) is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the country. The firm offers a diverse array of assurance, tax, consulting, staffing, outsourcing and advisory services to clients that range from aerospace and engineering firms, to hospitals and nonprofit foundations – from the largest government entities in the country, to the biggest celebrities in Hollywood.

MGO is ranked as one of the top CPA firms in the nation by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting. And the firm was awarded the ‘Best of Accounting’ designation in Client Satisfaction by the independent research firm, Inavero.