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MA Launches Stimulus Program to Boost Small Businesses

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker has announced a new $50.8 million grant program for Massachusetts small businesses experiencing adverse impact from the pandemic. AAFCPAs’ client Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will be administering these funds to businesses experiencing economic hardship and a loss of income due to COVID-19. […]

AAFCPAs Releases 2019-2020 Tax Planning Guide for Businesses & Individuals

As we approach the second tax filing season under the monumental Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA), we now have a clearer and broader view of what the future holds for businesses, individuals, tax exempt and government entities. This view includes insight into opportunities and pitfalls to consider for 2019-2020. Download AAFCPAs’ 2019-2020 Tax Planning Guide for […]

AAFCPAs’ Dan Stanhope Attains Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional

AAFCPAs’ Partner Dan Stanhope, CPA, MSA has been awarded the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) credential issued by the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (ICCIFP). Dan was awarded the CCIFP credential in recognition of his earned expertise in the complex specialty of construction accounting and financial management. The rigorous credentialing exam verified […]

Guidance on New Lease Accounting Standard

In 2016, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) to increase transparency and comparability of lease transactions.   AAFCPAs has summarized some of the most significant changes resulting from the new ASU for your convenience: [well type=””]AAFCPAs has provided a detailed Whitepaper providing guidance on the FASB’s new Lease standard so clients may […]

Payroll Tax Credit Available To Start-ups  

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware of the significant benefits available to small businesses as a result of provisions enacted in the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (“PATH Act”).  The Research Credit may now be applied to offset payroll taxes for start-up businesses. Who do these new provisions of the PATH Act […]

Tax Return Due Dates & Filing Extensions Changed

In a 2015 highway funding bill, Congress & the IRS announced changes to due dates for partnership and corporate tax returns, as well as FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), and several other IRS information returns.  These changes will affect your 2016 tax filings. AAFCPAs has provided the following summary […]

Burden calculations: How to allocate your indirect cost pools to specific jobs

Burden calculations: How to allocate your  indirect cost pools to specific jobs

Indirect costs are a necessary part of doing business and a factor unavoidably impacting your company’s profit margins.  It is important for contractors to allocate indirect costs to specific jobs in order to truly understand your true cost structure.  In an earlier blog, I illustrate how Ready-Access to True Costs Will Guide Profitability. Read more>>. […]