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The Growth, Development, and Difficulties

of the Current Marijuana Business (Part II of II) In November of 2018 there are some 28 thousand marijuana/cannabis businesses in operation and employing about 150,000 people in the United States and they manage and control some nine billion dollars in essentially cash revenues. This industry continues to grow. In this second part, the author illustrates the importance of choice of entity, provides an overv ...

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The Pink Elephant in the Courtroom

Un-Impeaching Opinions of Calculated Values Valuation or calculation? That is the question asked, answered, and argued by judges, experts, lawyers, and industry thought leaders apropos to whether a calculation of value can be used in litigation. The answer echoed throughout courtrooms across America thus far is a resounding “it depends.” This article offers a synopsis of the debate over calculation engageme ...

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Researchers and Scholars Claim Tax Treaty Benefits

Many nonresidents who come to the United States as scholars, appeal to the Tax Court claiming benefits under a tax treaty. Three recent cases provide tips to decide if it is worth the time and effort to appeal to the Tax Court. Three different U.S. tax treaties are covered: those with Russia, Poland, and China. To read the full article in The Tax Adviser, click: Researchers and Scholars Claim Tax Treaty Ben ...

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States’ Deregulatory Push Threatens CPA Licensure

CPAs around the United States are raising alarms about a recent wave of deregulatory legislative proposals that are endangering the profession. While these proposals have not affected the profession yet, CPA profession leaders warn that the danger is far from over. To read the full article in the Journal of Accountancy, click: States’ Deregulatory Push Threatens CPA Licensure. ...

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How TIGTA Stymied and IRS Impersonation Scam

On Nov. 24, 2014, a woman named Diana received a menacing phone call in Hernando, Miss., a small city nestled in the northwest corner of the state. A caller purporting to be an IRS agent claimed she owed back taxes and told her that agents were waiting to arrest her unless she paid up immediately. The caller was insistent, threatening, and urging her to act quickly. To read the full article in the Journal o ...

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The Growth, Development, and Difficulties

of the Current Marijuana Business (Part I of II) In November of 2018, there are some 28,000 marijuana/cannabis businesses in operation, employing about 150,000 people in the U.S., and they manage and control some $9 billion in essentially cash revenues. This industry continues to grow. In this two-part article, the author provides a brief overview of the history of this industry and tax issues CPAs and cons ...

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Five Steps

to Your Differentiation Strategy Among executives in the accounting and finance firms, creating and implementing a relevant differentiation strategy continues to be a struggle—however, this does not have to be the case. At its simplest, creating and implementing a differentiation strategy is a five-step process. In this article, Dr. Frederiksen describes these steps. ...

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Third-Party Verification Requests

As a trusted adviser, a CPA is often the first resource clients turn to for many financial issues. While often these questions are in the context of a service the CPA may already be engaged to provide (tax compliance, estate planning, etc.), it is not uncommon to receive other requests that seem simple but can carry unique challenges. To read the full article in The Tax Adviser, click: Third-Party Verificat ...

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What’s the Difference Between a Private and Public Blockchain?

Blockchain is forecast to transform many industries by providing fast, verifiable transfer and tracking. At its core, blockchain is a distributed ledger that records transactions between every user in the chain. Although it’s commonly regarded as a single technology, there are different types of blockchain: public and private. To read the full article in In The Black, click: What’s the Difference Between a ...

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