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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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      Internal Controls Push for Employee Benefit PlansOctober 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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      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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      Deal Influencers: Earnout Provisions and Working Capital = Cash in Your PocketJuly 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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      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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    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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    Internal Controls Push for Employee Benefit PlansOctober 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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    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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    Deal Influencers: Earnout Provisions and Working Capital = Cash in Your PocketJuly 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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    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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    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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    IRS Phone Scam Awarenessby Andrew Chaves, September 22, 2014

    During the 2014 tax filing season, scammers have been posing as IRS agents and making false phone calls to individuals across the United States. Here is how the scenario typically plays out and what to be aware of in case you get a call [...]

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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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    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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    IRS Phone Scam Awarenessby Andrew Chaves, September 22, 2014

    During the 2014 tax filing season, scammers have been posing as IRS agents and making false phone calls to individuals across the United States. Here is how the scenario typically plays out and what to be aware of in case you get a call [...]

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    Applications Now Being Accepted For The 2014 MLSC Tax Incentive Program!August 08, 2014

    The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 MLSC Tax Incentive Program. The Program offers tax incentives [...]

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    State Tax Compliance Considerations for Nonprofit Organizationsby Joyce Ripianzi and Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy , May 14, 2014

    It is a common misconception that nonprofit organizations are not subject to state taxes simply because they are exempt from federal entity-level income taxes. While this understanding may be true for state entity-level income taxes [...]

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    Bitcoin To Be Taxed As Property, Not Currencyby Travis Drouin, April 01, 2014

    The IRS broke their silence last week with the release of highly anticipated guidance regarding the taxation of virtual currencies like Bitcoin. Official guidance from the IRS announced that virtual currencies should be treated as property [...]

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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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    New Revenue Recognition Standard: It Can Wait… Or Can It???by Timothy Brown, August 18, 2014

    Don't toss your freshly printed copies of the newly converged standard on revenue recognition in the drawer just yet…implementation isn’t as far off as you may think [...]

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    Heads Up! New SOC 2 Guidance Updatesby Joseph Landry and Lisa Whittemore of MFA Cornerstone Consulting, July 25, 2014

    Earlier this year, the AICPA released the updated AT101 Trust Services Principles and Criteria. Why are these updates relevant? They directly affect the way your SOC 2 reports are prepared [...]

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    New GAAP Revenue Recognition Standard On The Horizon: What Does It Mean For Your Business?April 09, 2014

    The FASB and IASB are nearing completion of a new revenue recognition standard which is expected to be released in mid-2014 [...]

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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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    The Wild World of Bitcoinby Travis Drouin, March 01, 2014

    Although a number of other digital “currencies” exist today, Bitcoin arguably reigns as the most popular and controversial. As the use and legality of Bitcoin evolves, questions continue to mount regarding what its rise could mean for today’s businesses [...]

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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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    Is The Cost of The Proposed Crowdfunding Regulation Too High?by Tracy Curley, February 01, 2014

    When the JOBS Act gave crowdfunding the thumbs up in 2012, the SEC was charged with its rulemaking. Due to other demanding issues at the SEC, this initiative had been put on the back burner until recently [...]

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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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