California Vaping Executive Order: The Bad (and Good) News for Cannabis Businesses

by Linda Hurley, Assurance Partner and Leader of the MGO | ELLO Alliance Governance, Risk and Compliance Advisory Practice.  On September 16th, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-18-9,…

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Tax Reform: Finding Opportunities Before 2019

As 2018 closes out it’s time to move into year-end tax planning, and examine tax savings opportunities. Helpful in this process is the fact that Business owners now have some…

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Where is the “Pot” of Gold?

California’s Cannabis Tax Revenue: Expectations vs. Reality By: Scott Johnson Cannabis tax revenues have fallen short, much to the chagrin of state and local governments who were relying on higher…

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Progress Made But Much Work to Be Done: Fireside Chat with Cat Packer and Lori Ajax

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Earlier in June, the MGO | ELLO Alliance sponsored the “Cannabis in California: A Fireside Chat” event, a discussion of the state of the cannabis industry in Los Angeles and…

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Is an End to the Cannabis Banking Crisis Near?

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…

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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…

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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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Guide to Tax Relief and Federal Assistance for Victims of California Wildfires

Guide to Tax Relief and Assistance for California Wildfire Victims

As deadly wildfires rage across California, communities are banding together to fight the flames and rebuild from the ashes. MGO is a firm with a strong foundation in Northern California.…

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