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AAFCPAs Expands Cannabis Practice with the Addition of Kevin Michaelan, MST, CPA

AAFCPAs Expands Cannabis Practice with the Addition of Kevin Michaelan, MST, CPA

Boston, MA (October 8, 2019) – 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 Kevin Michaelan, MST, CPA as Director, Cannabis Practice. Kevin is an experienced tax professional with a national presence in the cannabis market. He leads AAFCPAs’ burgeoning Cannabis Practice, advising plant-touching businesses and investors throughout the business lifecycle, including... continue reading

AAFCPAs Presents Financial and Operational Insight at Boston Cannabis Week

AAFCPAs is proud to partner with Boston Cannabis Week (BCW), September 16th – 22nd, a forum designed to help business owners, entrepreneurs, investors and curators in the cannabis industry. AAFCPAs’ Consulting Controller Nicholas M. Foresti, MBA has been asked to speak and share his expertise on an entrepreneurial resources panel that takes place Wednesday, September 18th designed to provide best practice recommendations related to tax, accounting, and assurance. Learn more... continue reading

Proposed Bill Eliminating the Effects of 280E at the State Level

On June 11, 2019 the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue heard House Bill 2510, An Act rescinding the effect of IRC 280E on businesses legally selling marijuana.  While this bill has not been placed into effect yet, the hearing is a step forward towards state wide repeal of IRC 280E. What Does House Bill 2510 Do? Simply put, this proposed bill eliminates IRC Code 280E at the state level and... continue reading

Cannabis Businesses Required to File IRS Form 8300 After Cash Transactions

AAFCPAs would like to remind cannabis business clients of their potential Form 8300 Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business reporting obligation. This filing is required for any business who receives more than $10,000 in cash from one buyer as a result of a single transaction or two or more related transactions. The Form 8300 provides information to the IRS and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)... continue reading

Cannabis firms must overcome financial hurdles

Cannabis firms must overcome financial hurdles

With cannabis businesses steadily entering the mainstream, it can be easy to lose sight of how difficult it is to launch and operate an organization in a quickly evolving industry. The regulatory scrutiny and tug of war between state and federal legislation creates a delicate environment.

Tax Consulting Specialist Josh England Appears on Radio Entrepreneurs’ Cannabis Broadcast

AAFCPAs Tax Specialist Josh England was invited to appear on the May 5th episode of Radio Entrepreneurs’ Cannabis show “In the Weeds” alongside host Jeffrey Davis and Attorney Walter Sullivan. Radio Entrepreneurs is a business talk show that brings to light the inspiring and astounding stories behind successful entrepreneurs. In this broadcast, Josh shares strategies for navigating some of the unique challenges cannabis businesses face, including: tax planning and preparation; options for corporate... continue reading

The SAFE Banking Act of 2019 Scores Victorious Step for Cannabis Businesses

On March 28, 2019, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45-15 to advance the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 (“SAFE Banking Act”) to the House of Representatives. While there is still a long road ahead, this is the most promising step forward for cannabis businesses who would like to move away from cash-only transactions and towards mainstream banking. What Does the SAFE Banking Act Provide? Currently, in Massachusetts, only... continue reading

AAFCPAs to Present Workshop on Right-Sizing Your Finance Function at Cannabis Convention, Boston

AAFCPAs to Present Workshop on Right-Sizing Your Finance Function at Cannabis Convention, Boston

AAFCPAs has been selected to present an educational workshop: Right-Size Your Finance Function at the 5th Annual New England Cannabis Convention, March 22-24th, 2019, at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA. The New England Cannabis Convention in Boston is considered the can’t-miss event of the year by cannabis growers and business cultivators across the region. This will be the largest, most important cannabis industry event on the East Coast. Right-Size... continue reading

AAFCPAs Shares Valuable Tax Insights in 2017 Year-End Corporate and Individual Tax Planning Webinar

AAFCPAs presented this webinar on Tuesday, November 14th from 12-1pm in a live, 1-hour corporate and individual tax planning session. As you are aware, there is potential for dramatic changes in Federal and State tax law on the horizon which, more than ever, requires a multi-year approach to tax planning. AAFCPAs’ Richard Weiner, CPA, MST, Bella Amigud, CPA, and Josh England, JD, LLM provide business owners, finance executives, and their business advisors with valuable information so... continue reading