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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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      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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      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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      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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  • 388x272blogvirtualcurrency
    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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  • 388x272bloghorizon
    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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    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 [...]

    read more
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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 [...]

    read more
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    Changes On The Way For AICPA’s Trust Services Principles & Criteriaby Joe Landry, MFA Cornerstone Consulting, April 01, 2014

    Changes are on the way for the AICPA’s Trust Services Principles and associated criteria. The updates will come in the form of a revised reporting standard aimed to provide increased clarity and reduced redundancy [...]

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    The Latest Updates in GAAP for Private Companiesby Michael Piessens, March 27, 2014

    This blog reflects the latest efforts of the Financial Accounting Foundation’s PCC as they work toward developing a modified version of GAAP for private companies [...]

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    FASB Aims To Improve Financial Reporting Standards for Nonprofitsby Joyce Ripianzi and Matt Kalil, March 25, 2014

    The FASB Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC) is making significant progress in its effort to improve financial reporting standards for nonprofit entities. This blog provides an overview of the NAC’s latest efforts [...]

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    Public Companies and Goodwill: Back to the Future? by Timothy D. Brown, March 14, 2014

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is considering going back in time regarding the way that public companies treat goodwill. The FASB’s potential “DeLorean” leap concerning goodwill for public companies [...]

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    Use Tax Check-In: What To Do If You Retail To These 7 Statesby Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy and Lauren Zebniak, February 14, 2014

    If your company generates retail sales from customers in Colorado, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, or Vermont your use tax requirements may have changed [...]

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    Year-End Tax Planning: Section 179 Expensing and Bonus Depreciationby Yanna Yao, November 13, 2013

    As we move further into year-end tax planning efforts I’d like to discuss the important tax planning opportunities for your business regarding bonus depreciation and Section 179 expensing [...]

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    Year-End Tax Planning: Federal Research Tax Credit Expires December 31, 2013by Erin Santossio, November 06, 2013

    The federal research tax credit is set to expire on December 31. If your company is considering making a sizeable investment in R&D activities within the U.S. [...]

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    Door Is Closed On Tech Tax...But What If You Already Paid?by Shannan Gilmartin Cuddy, October 02, 2013

    Are you one of the many Tech companies that collected the Massachusetts Computer and Software Services Tax over the past few months? Now that the “Tech Tax” has officially been repealed, read on to find out [...]

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    Changes On The Way For AICPA’s Trust Services Principles & Criteriaby Joe Landry, MFA Cornerstone Consulting, April 01, 2014

    Changes are on the way for the AICPA’s Trust Services Principles and associated criteria. The updates will come in the form of a revised reporting standard aimed to provide increased clarity and reduced redundancy [...]

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  • 179x192blog102413
    The Latest Updates in GAAP for Private Companiesby Michael Piessens, March 27, 2014

    This blog reflects the latest efforts of the Financial Accounting Foundation’s PCC as they work toward developing a modified version of GAAP for private companies [...]

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    FASB Aims To Improve Financial Reporting Standards for Nonprofitsby Joyce Ripianzi and Matt Kalil, March 25, 2014

    The FASB Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC) is making significant progress in its effort to improve financial reporting standards for nonprofit entities. This blog provides an overview of the NAC’s latest efforts [...]

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  • 179x192blogroads
    Public Companies and Goodwill: Back to the Future? by Timothy D. Brown, March 14, 2014

    The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is considering going back in time regarding the way that public companies treat goodwill. The FASB’s potential “DeLorean” leap concerning goodwill for public companies [...]

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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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    What You Need To Know About "myRA"by The MFA Companies, February 10, 2014

    “myRA” is the latest buzzword in retirement savings plans. During his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama announced his new “Simple, Safe, and Affordable Starter Savings Account” [...]

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    A Reflection of Gratitudeby The MFA Companies, January 02, 2014

    As we kick off 2014 we want to take a moment to reflect on the year that has passed. As we have said time and time again, our clients are changing the future and we are extremely privileged to be able to experience that growth alongside them [...]

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    Investing In the Future through the NDCR High School Corporate Work Study Programby Christine Schneider, October 17, 2013

    MFA was given the unique opportunity to invest in the future of our community by supporting an innovative educational option – the NDCR HS Work Study [...]

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    Deal Influencers: Stock vs. Asset Structureby Christine Schneider and Rob Busch, January 28, 2014

    Did you ever consider that the structure of your deal could mean the difference between it successfully closing or going stale? This blog discusses another significant deal influencer, the structure of your deal: stock vs. asset [...]

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    Deal Influencers: EBITDA Considerations and Its Impact on Deal Valueby Christine Schneider and Rob Busch, November 20, 2013

    Everything from the structure of your deal to Earnout Provisions can influence the value of your deal – its ultimate deal value [...]

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    5 Financial Due Diligence Best Practices to Boost Your Credibilityby Christine Schneider, October 23, 2013

    In today’s economic climate of mergers, acquisitions, private equity and venture-backed investment activity, many businesses, at some point in their life cycle, can expect to be put under the due diligence microscope [...]

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    Derivative Instruments in Financial Reportingby Gregg Hamilton-Piercy, MFA Cornerstone Consulting, October 09, 2013

    Privately held and venture backed companies frequently enter into complex fundraising situations or compensation arrangements in order to maximize growth and financing opportunities. In some instances [...]

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