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      Tax Extenders Legislation for Tax Year 2014by MFA's Tax Practice , December 18, 2014

      Earlier this week, Congress passed a bill which extends dozens of individual and business tax provisions and allows several popular tax breaks to be claimed for tax year 2014 [...]

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      Perspectives from the 2014 AICPA Conferenceby Timothy D. Brown, December 19, 2014

      Last week I attended the AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments in Washington, DC. During the conference, I noticed a change in the tenor of what was being presented this year vs. years past [...]

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      How The JOBS Act Could Benefit Your Established Companyby Timothy Brown, November 12, 2014

      The JOBS Act is only helpful for startups that don’t have any assets or funds, right? Not exactly. Established companies can also reap the benefits of the JOBS Act and are beginning to do just that [...]

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      Cross-Border Deals: Have You Considered A CFIUS Filing?by Laura Moruzzi of MFA Capital Advisors, November 24, 2014

      If your company is pursuing a cross-border deal there are a number of complex challenges that you may face during the life of your transaction. One of the largest and most complex hurdles that you may face is [...]

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      MFA Announces Formation of MFA Capital Advisors and Appoints Laura Moruzzi as its Managing Directorby The MFA Companies, October 15, 2014

      MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico is pleased to announce the formation of MFA Capital Advisors, LLC, a business consulting and transactional services firm [...]

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    Tax Extenders Legislation for Tax Year 2014by MFA's Tax Practice , December 18, 2014

    Earlier this week, Congress passed a bill which extends dozens of individual and business tax provisions and allows several popular tax breaks to be claimed for tax year 2014 [...]

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    Perspectives from the 2014 AICPA Conferenceby Timothy D. Brown, December 19, 2014

    Last week I attended the AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments in Washington, DC. During the conference, I noticed a change in the tenor of what was being presented this year vs. years past [...]

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    How The JOBS Act Could Benefit Your Established Companyby Timothy Brown, November 12, 2014

    The JOBS Act is only helpful for startups that don’t have any assets or funds, right? Not exactly. Established companies can also reap the benefits of the JOBS Act and are beginning to do just that [...]

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    Cross-Border Deals: Have You Considered A CFIUS Filing?by Laura Moruzzi of MFA Capital Advisors, November 24, 2014

    If your company is pursuing a cross-border deal there are a number of complex challenges that you may face during the life of your transaction. One of the largest and most complex hurdles that you may face is [...]

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    MFA Announces Formation of MFA Capital Advisors and Appoints Laura Moruzzi as its Managing Directorby The MFA Companies, October 15, 2014

    MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico is pleased to announce the formation of MFA Capital Advisors, LLC, a business consulting and transactional services firm [...]

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    Have You Implemented COSO’s Updated Internal Control Framework? by Michelle Mackey and Lisa Whittemore of MFA Cornerstone Consulting, December 16, 2014

    According to the calendar, we have officially passed the December 15, 2014 deadline for companies to transition from COSO's original “1992” Framework to their updated, “2013” Internal Control-Integrated Framework [...]

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    Tax Bracket Management for Tax Year 2014by Jim Guarino, December 15, 2014

    Tax savings can be achieved using several different strategies. One particular strategy, tax bracket management, is a critical component to managing one’s wealth and avoiding payment of unnecessary income tax [...]

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    FASB to Consider Deferral of Revenue Recognition Effective Datesby Timothy Brown, November 18, 2014

    The FASB has received several requests to delay the effective dates of the new Revenue Recognition standard, ASU No. 2014-09. Tempting as it may be to pause adoption efforts, it is essential to stay the course [...]

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    The Marketplace Fairness Act: Not If…But When by Inez M. Mello and Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy, November 04, 2014

    It is just a matter of time before the state sales tax landscape will be changing for businesses and consumers alike as it relates to their multistate sales [...]

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    Tax Bracket Management for Tax Year 2014by Jim Guarino, December 15, 2014

    Tax savings can be achieved using several different strategies. One particular strategy, tax bracket management, is a critical component to managing one’s wealth and avoiding payment of unnecessary income tax [...]

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    The Marketplace Fairness Act: Not If…But When by Inez M. Mello and Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy, November 04, 2014

    It is just a matter of time before the state sales tax landscape will be changing for businesses and consumers alike as it relates to their multistate sales [...]

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    You May Qualify as a Massachusetts Manufacturing Corporationby Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy and Lauren Zebniak, October 24, 2014

    Do you engage in manufacturing activities in Massachusetts? If so, you may qualify as a Massachusetts Manufacturing Corporation and be entitled to the specific benefits associated with this distinct qualification [...]

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    Does Your Retirement Plan Need To Consider A Possible FBAR Filing?by The MFA Companies, September 22, 2014

    It is very likely that your company has been evaluating whether it has an obligation to file the 2013 FinCEN Form 114 (which supersedes Form TD-F 90-22.1), Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) [...]

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    Have You Implemented COSO’s Updated Internal Control Framework? by Michelle Mackey and Lisa Whittemore of MFA Cornerstone Consulting, December 16, 2014

    According to the calendar, we have officially passed the December 15, 2014 deadline for companies to transition from COSO's original “1992” Framework to their updated, “2013” Internal Control-Integrated Framework [...]

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    FASB to Consider Deferral of Revenue Recognition Effective Datesby Timothy Brown, November 18, 2014

    The FASB has received several requests to delay the effective dates of the new Revenue Recognition standard, ASU No. 2014-09. Tempting as it may be to pause adoption efforts, it is essential to stay the course [...]

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    Internal Controls Push for Employee Benefit Plansby Joyce Ripianzi of MFA and Tanya Loranger of New Wealth Advisors, October 03, 2014

    The future holds increased scrutiny of Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) internal controls procedures and pressure on plan sponsors by the IRS [...]

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    Internal Processes & The New Revenue Recognition Standard Collide by Michael Piessens, September 05, 2014

    The newly converged standard on revenue recognition may leave your existing internal controls, IT systems and financial reporting processes in a tailspin, requiring revamp [...]

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    U.S. IPOs On Pace for Best Year Since 2000by The MFA Companies, October 14, 2014

    Following the record-setting offering of Alibaba, the 2014 U.S. market for initial public offerings is shaping up as one of the best years of all-time. As we enter mid-October, U.S. exchanges have [...]

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    Penny Stocks for Smaller Companies: SEC Says Not for Longby Timothy D. Brown, June 24, 2014

    As part of the plan to improve trading in smaller companies, the Securities and Exchange Commission could soon release a strategy to shift stock trading away from private trading venues and toward exchanges [...]

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    Venture Funding Trends – Get a Piece of the Pieby Travis Drouin, May 16, 2014

    Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) funding means big dollars for entrepreneurs – if you can get a piece of the pie. Trends indicate that CVCs are investing, and a lot [...]

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    2014’s Top Issues for Corporate Management & BODs by The MFA Companies, March 14, 2014

    MFA has compiled the following list of topics that corporate management and boards of directors should be prepared to address in connection with their 2014 annual meetings [...]

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    Deal Influencers: Earnout Provisions and Working Capital = Cash in Your Pocketby Christine Schneider and Robert Busch, July 29, 2014

    The third and final blog of our series will discuss two elements of your deal which not only influence its ultimate value but also directly impact the amount of cash you’ll walk away with [...]

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    Executing The Saleby The MFA Companies , June 25, 2014

    A willing and prepared seller is only one half of a transaction – and a long way from a done deal. Sellers need buyers, as well as a path to negotiate and close a deal [...]

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    Pricing and Positioning Your Business for Saleby The MFA Companies , May 27, 2014

    Sell-side due diligence, or valuing the company’s assets and examining and documenting the health of the organization, is a fundamental component of the sale process [...]

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    Considering A Sale?by The MFA Companies, April 29, 2014

    Midmarket business owners consider sales, divestitures and spinoffs for a variety of reasons, both positive and negative. Fortunate triggers for a sale include opportunities to capitalize on strong acquisition markets or an owner’s planned retirement [...]

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    MFA Partner Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy Named to MSCPA’s State Taxation Committeeby The MFA Companies, October 01, 2014

    The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) has appointed MFA Partner Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy to its State Taxation Committee [...]

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    Inez M. Mello Named Chair of MSCPA’s State Taxation Committeeby The MFA Companies, September 08, 2014

    The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) has appointed MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico Director Inez M. Mello to serve as the Chair of its State Taxation Committee [...]

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    MFA Partner Joyce Ripianzi Named to the Audit Committee for the Essex County Community Foundationby The MFA Companies, July 25, 2014

    ECCF, a driving force for philanthropy and nonprofits for well over a decade, has appointed MFA partner Joyce Ripianzi to its Audit Committee [...]

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    Paul McDermott Named to the Town of Tewksbury Finance Committeeby The MFA Companies, July 16, 2014

    The Town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts has appointed Paul McDermott to its Finance Committee [...]

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