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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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      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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      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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  • 388x272alertinternational2
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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