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Medicinal and Recreational Cannabis Business Roundtable: What You Need to Know

Medicinal and Recreational Cannabis Business Roundtable: What You Need to Know

David McManus, CPA, CGMA, AAFCPAs’ Co-Managing Partner, and Mike Ross, Co-Chair of Prince Lobel’s Cannabis team will lead an interactive roundtable discussion, scheduled for September 28th, on the interpretation and implementation of Massachusetts’ new marijuana statute. Participants include experts in tax, nonprofits, licensing, raising equity, municipal permits and zoning.  Massachusetts regulators and law makers have also been invited. When September 28, 2017 5:30pm – 7:30pm Where Prince Lobel Tye LLP... continue reading

Significant Changes Resulting from Cannabis Bill H.3818

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently signed an overhaul of the state’s voter-passed recreational marijuana law: Massachusetts Bill H.3818 (AN ACT TO ENSURE SAFE ACCESS TO MARIJUANA).  AAFCPAs highlights a number of significant changes that will affect the Massachusetts cannabis industry—some of which take effect immediately. The immediate changes include: The repealing of the requirement that all medical marijuana licensees organize as not-for-profit corporations, and providing the ability for current and... continue reading

A View from the Trenches: Handling the IRS, clients and the other frustrations of tax filing season

A View from the Trenches: Handling the IRS, clients and the other frustrations of tax filing season

AccountingToday.com | AAFCPAs Co-Managing Partner Dave McManus believes now is the time to educate clients regarding tax planning as a year-round  exercise. “We’re not looking solely at the compliance process at the end of the year. Our objective is to work with clients throughout the year and to get a real sense of who they are, how their business relates to their personal situation if they have a business. We’re not giving clients any... continue reading

Tax planning is an ongoing discipline – waiting for year-end means missing out on real opportunities

Personal and business circumstances are always evolving, presenting opportunities to balance or adjust short-term activities that support a long-term strategy As we head into November, the weight of year-end tax planning starts to bear down on individuals and business owners. Often, this time of year signals a rush of backward-looking assessments and last-minute adjustments to minimize tax payments that will come due in the Spring. To make the most of... continue reading