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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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      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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      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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Matthew Kalil Named to the Board of Trustees for the Innovation Academy Charter Schoolby The MFA Companies, July 10, 2014

    The Innovation Academy Charter School, founded in 1996 and serving students from more than 10 Massachusetts communities, has appointed Matthew Kalil [...]

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    Meet Inez Mello – MFA’s New State and Local Tax Directorby Julie Desrosiers, July 01, 2014

    I am very pleased to announce the newest addition to our State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice, Inez Mello. A seasoned tax professional, Inez’s 25 years of proven state tax and compliance strategies make her [...]

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    Advancing Our Colleagues – Advancing Our Ability to Serve Youby Carl Famiglietti, June 25, 2014

    It is with great pride that I share with you the following advancements. We are deeply committed to a culture of continuous learning and aligning our intellectual capital with that of our clients to meet their intended goals [...]

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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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