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      2015 and 2016 Tax RatesJanuary 26, 2016

      January 19th marked tax season kickoff for the Nation’s Taxpayers. As a reference, the federal income tax rates for 2015 and 2016 are provided below [...]

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      FDA Issues New Cybersecurity Guidelines For Medical Device ManufacturersFebruary 09, 2016

      Following a spate of major data breaches — resulting in over 112 million compromised health records in 2015 alone — healthcare is the latest industry to face heightened regulatory scrutiny of its cyber preparedness [...]

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      SEC Says Yes To Crowdfunding – What’s The Cost?by MFA's Public Company Practice, November 10, 2015

      On October 30th, 2015 the SEC voted on and adopted final rules permitting companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding. However, for a small business eager to take advantage of this funding mechanism [...]

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      Looming IRS Proposal Will Limit Valuation Discounts for Family-Owned Entities by Gregg Hamilton-Piercy of MFA Cornerstone Consulting, July 30, 2015

      Catherine Hughes of the US Treasury Department recently indicated that proposed IRS regulations may limit the availability of lack of control and lack of marketability discounts for transfers of closely held interests among family members [...]

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      MFA Affiliate Strategic Talent Changes Name to MFA Talent ManagementFebruary 10, 2016

      Strategic Talent, a leading professional staffing firm serving the New England region and beyond and MFA affiliate company, is pleased to announce it has changed its name to MFA Talent Management [...]

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  • 388x272alert122213
    2015 and 2016 Tax RatesJanuary 26, 2016

    January 19th marked tax season kickoff for the Nation’s Taxpayers. As a reference, the federal income tax rates for 2015 and 2016 are provided below [...]

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  • 388x272bloglifescience
    FDA Issues New Cybersecurity Guidelines For Medical Device ManufacturersFebruary 09, 2016

    Following a spate of major data breaches — resulting in over 112 million compromised health records in 2015 alone — healthcare is the latest industry to face heightened regulatory scrutiny of its cyber preparedness [...]

    read more
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    SEC Says Yes To Crowdfunding – What’s The Cost?by MFA's Public Company Practice, November 10, 2015

    On October 30th, 2015 the SEC voted on and adopted final rules permitting companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding. However, for a small business eager to take advantage of this funding mechanism [...]

    read more
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    Looming IRS Proposal Will Limit Valuation Discounts for Family-Owned Entities by Gregg Hamilton-Piercy of MFA Cornerstone Consulting, July 30, 2015

    Catherine Hughes of the US Treasury Department recently indicated that proposed IRS regulations may limit the availability of lack of control and lack of marketability discounts for transfers of closely held interests among family members [...]

    read more
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    MFA Affiliate Strategic Talent Changes Name to MFA Talent ManagementFebruary 10, 2016

    Strategic Talent, a leading professional staffing firm serving the New England region and beyond and MFA affiliate company, is pleased to announce it has changed its name to MFA Talent Management [...]

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    FASB’s ASU 2015-12 Simplifies Financial Reporting for EBPsJanuary 25, 2016

    Plan sponsors (and plan advisors) often struggle with the appropriate application of new accounting pronouncements due to limited and/or complex technical guidance on implementation [...]

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    Research & Development Tax Credit Made PermanentJanuary 05, 2016

    On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, which includes a provision making permanent the Research & Development tax credit under Section 41 [...]

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    MFA Earns Inavero’s 2015 Best of Accounting Awardby The MFA Companies, December 29, 2015

    MFA announced today they have earned Inavero’s 2015 Best of Accounting Award for client service excellence. Winners of the prestigious Best of Accounting award receive client satisfaction scores that almost double [...]

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    New Legislation Makes Key Tax Provisions Permanent; Extends Othersby MFA's Tax Practice, December 22, 2015

    On December 18, President Obama signed into law new legislation permanently extending several popular tax incentives and temporarily extending others [...]

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    Research & Development Tax Credit Made PermanentJanuary 05, 2016

    On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, which includes a provision making permanent the Research & Development tax credit under Section 41 [...]

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    New Legislation Makes Key Tax Provisions Permanent; Extends Othersby MFA's Tax Practice, December 22, 2015

    On December 18, President Obama signed into law new legislation permanently extending several popular tax incentives and temporarily extending others [...]

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    Tax Extenders Legislation Still in Negotiationby Andrew Chaves, December 04, 2015

    This time last year we were in a very similar situation, getting ready for the holidays and waiting to see when and if Congress would pass a bill allowing taxpayers to access several popular tax breaks that had either expired or would expire by year end [...]

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    Year-End Tax Planning Considerationsby MFA's Tax Practice, September 08, 2015

    As Fall quickly approaches, year-end tax planning will become a hot topic for many client service professionals [...]

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    FASB’s ASU 2015-12 Simplifies Financial Reporting for EBPsJanuary 25, 2016

    Plan sponsors (and plan advisors) often struggle with the appropriate application of new accounting pronouncements due to limited and/or complex technical guidance on implementation [...]

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    Coming Attraction: The FASB’s Standard on Leasesby Michael Piessens, December 11, 2015

    2016 is right around the corner. With it will come more than a new year as all companies who report under U.S. GAAP will also receive news of a brand new accounting standard on leases [...]

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    Quality Matters When It Comes To Employee Benefit Plan Auditsby Joyce Ripianzi, November 24, 2015

    Are you an employee benefit plan administrator? If so, you should be aware that employee benefit plan audits have unique reporting requirements vastly different from other types of financial audits [...]

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    Taking a Pulse on Your Control Environment through COSOby Michelle Mackey of MFA Cornerstone Consulting , August 03, 2015

    The most widely-used control environment guidance in the U.S. is COSO’s updated 2013 Internal Control-Integrated Framework [...]

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    How Can I Measure the Liquidity of My Nonprofit?by MFA’s Nonprofit Practice, October 05, 2015

    Financial performance measurement is a strategy a Nonprofit organization can use for evaluating operations, programs, services and financial stability. One of the key measurement tools is financial ratio analysis [...]

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    Examining the Role of Private Equity in Cleantechby The MFA Companies, August 26, 2015

    In 2015, clean energy investment in the first quarter of the year slumped to its lowest level in two years globally – and dropped 15 percent year-on-year, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance [...]

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    Examining the Role of Private Equity in Healthcare Real Estateby The MFA Companies, August 25, 2015

    While the number of senior housing real estate deals continues to rise, deal sizes seem to be on the wane [...]

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    Regulation A+ Means More Access to Capital for Smaller Companiesby MFA's Public Company Practice, July 01, 2015

    On June 19, 2015 new SEC-adopted amendments to Regulation A, based on requirements of the JOBS Act, went into effect. The modernized Regulation A, also referred to as “Reg A+”, permits companies to offer and sell [...]

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    Ensuring Business Continuityby The MFA Companies, March 16, 2015

    You may think that the company you created will last forever, especially if it’s a family business with siblings or children involved in its operation. But statistics say otherwise [...]

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    Business Transactions: Who’s On Your Team?by Laura Moruzzi of MFA Capital Advisors, February 09, 2015

    Ask the 2015 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots how essential it is to have the “right” team working together to reach a common goal. Having access to the right team at the right time will enhance the likelihood of success [...]

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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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    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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    MFA Earns Inavero’s 2015 Best of Accounting Awardby The MFA Companies, December 29, 2015

    MFA announced today they have earned Inavero’s 2015 Best of Accounting Award for client service excellence. Winners of the prestigious Best of Accounting award receive client satisfaction scores that almost double [...]

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    Another Unique Way MFA Supports the Startup Communityby Travis Drouin, November 23, 2015

    What could you do if someone believed in your company, gave you chance and guided your ambitions toward growing a thriving and profitable organization? As a Firm, we find it innately important to support local entrepreneurs [...]

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    Spreadsheets & Sneakers: MFA Team Completes 200 Mile Relayby The MFA Companies, September 24, 2015

    MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP sponsored a team of 12 Firm members to participate in the 2015 Reach the Beach Relay [...]

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    MFA Affiliate New Wealth Advisors Rebrands as MFA Asset Managementby The MFA Companies, July 15, 2015

    New Wealth Advisors, LLC, a leading Registered Investment Advisory firm and MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico affiliate company, has rebranded as MFA Asset Management, LLC [...]

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