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AAFCPAs Welcomes Consulting Controllers to Support Steady Growth of Managed Accounting Solutions Practice

Boston, MA (2/13/2020) – AAFCPAs, a best-in-class CPA and consulting firm known for assurance, tax, accounting, wealth management, valuation, business process, and IT advisory solutions, today announced the addition of Consulting Controllers Scott Alexander and Amy Staunton, CPA. Scott and Amy join AAFCPAs’ growing Managed Accounting Solutions (MAS) Practice, which provides high-quality, cost-effective, cloud-based accounting […]

MA Form 3ABC due by 3/1 to avoid local property taxes

The Massachusetts “Return of Property Held for Charitable Purposes” (Form 3ABC) provides for an exemption from local taxation on personal and real property for eligible charitable organizations. As a reminder, in order to be exempt, you must file an annual Form 3ABC, due at the Assessor’s Office no later than March 1, in each city or town […]

Catalysts Affecting Your Investments

As you may recall, one year ago we were discussing the tug-of-war between fear and greed. The fourth quarter of 2018 presented some of the worst stock market declines in decades. 2019 was a much different story in which most investments, including domestic stocks, real estate investment trusts, foreign stocks, and bonds, had strong synchronized […]

IRS Issues Guidance for Nonprofits Claiming a Refund or Credit for the Parking Tax

AAFCPAs is excited to share that the IRS has released much anticipated guidance to help nonprofits understand how to claim a refund or a credit of unrelated business income tax (UBIT) or adjust their form 990-T for qualified transportation fringe amounts. As a reminder, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 retroactively repealed Internal Revenue Code […]

Form 1099-DIV Compliance Reminder & How to Determine Taxable Dividends

Form 1099-DIV Compliance Reminder & How to Determine Taxable Dividends

As the cannabis industry matures in Massachusetts, and investors begin to reap what they sowed, AAFCPAs reminds clients classified as Subchapter C corporations who paid distributions to shareholders in 2019 of their potential Form 1099-DIV compliance filing due to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by February 28, 2020 (or March 31, 2020 if e-filing). In […]

How the SECURE Act May Change Your Retirement Savings

How the SECURE Act May Change Your Retirement Savings

AAFCPAs Wealth Management would like to make clients aware that the recent federal government spending package, signed by the president in mid-December, included the SECURE Act, or the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement legislation. The legislation contains significant changes to Individual Retirement Account (IRA) rules, company sponsored retirement plans, and several other changes […]

Form 8300 Jan 31 Compliance Reminder, Steps to Take when Missing a TIN

AAFCPAs would like to remind cannabis business clients of their potential January 31, 2020 Form 8300 reporting obligation. If you filed a Form 8300 in 2019, you must furnish a written statement to each person whose name was required to be included in the Form 8300 by January 31 (i.e. the year following the transaction). […]

AAFCPAs’ Cannabis Practice Director to Speak at WBJ 2020 Cannabis Forum

AAFCPAs’ Cannabis Practice Director to Speak at WBJ 2020 Cannabis Forum

AAFCPAs’ Cannabis Practice Director Kevin Michaelan, CPA, MST will serve on a Cannabis Accounting and Banking panel on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 hosted by the Worcester Business Journal. In this panel breakout session, Kevin will shed light on recent developments relating to access to banking, including the SAFE Banking Act and current available options in MA. […]

Financial Trends in Behavioral Health Housing

There is no shortage of need for the services provided by AAFCPAs’ Behavioral Health clients who provide residential, clinical, and day services. Commercial businesses facing such opportunities would simply invest in supply to meet demand; however, the health and human services sector faces a myriad of challenges to grow, including capital financing and talent shortfalls. […]

AAFCPAs Promotes Four to Partner to Support Continued Growth

AAFCPAs Promotes Four to Partner to Support Continued Growth

Westborough, MA 1/8/2020 – AAFCPAs is excited to announce the promotion of four additional Partners to our leadership team.  Katie Belanger, CPA, Joshua England, LLM, Esq., Courtney McFarland, CPA, MSA, and Michael Pruell, CPA provide best value assurance, tax & advisory solutions, with outstanding service to AAFCPAs’ growing client base of nonprofit organizations, privately-held commercial […]