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Risk Alert: FBI Warns of Hacker Scheme Targeting Direct Deposit Paychecks

by Mark Cousineau, Director, Advisory Services Cybercriminals are rerouting direct deposit paychecks into their own accounts. In a public service announcement, the FBI detailed the rise of a new scheme where…

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TAX ALERT: Businesses can Continue to Deduct 50% of Client Meals

Last year’s tax overhaul via the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 (“the Act”) made cuts to write-offs and benefits for businesses. A significant change was made in terms…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Solution to California’s Cannabis Cash Problem

MGO’s innovative solution to the main banking issues Government Agencies and Cannabis Businesses are facing in California starting January 1st. Recently, the California State Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Working Group (CBWG)…

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Equifax Data Breach: Five Steps to Keep Your Data Safe

CPA firm recommends steps to keep your financial data secure

By Andy Loong Chief Information Security Officer  San Francisco Office As one of the nation’s leading CPA and Advisory Services firms, MGO is often asked to address questions surrounding the…

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Establishing Responsible Cannabis Regulations

FAST FACTS FOR MUNICIPAL EXECUTIVES Cannabis Transportation and Distribution Scott Johnson, CPA, Partner, State & Local Government, Advisory Services Jon Zimmerman, Director, Cannabis Industry, Advisory Services Macias Gini & O’Connell…

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Strategies for Mitigating Municipal Employee Fraud

The second article in a series for municipal executives: Avoiding the Headlines   By Scott P. Johnson, CPA, CGMA Partner, State & Local Government, Advisory Services Contributor: Mark W. Cousineau,…

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