June 2018

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act – Meals & Entertainment

HOW WILL IT IMPACT YOU? On December 22, 2017 the President signed the amended HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) into law, which makes sweeping changes to the current tax system, and represents the most significant tax

May 2018

Tax Controls – Taking a Fresh Look

Overview With the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, now is as good of a time as any for companies to take a fresh look at their tax processes and controls. Over the years, we

April 2018

The Evolution of the IT Audit in an Age of Technology

In our highly competitive and increasingly connected world, we see broader adoption and growing use of complex information technology (IT) applications at companies in all industries.  And why not? Automation within financial and operational applications continues to make businesses more

March 2018

New Lease Accounting Standard (ASC 842) – Adoption Readiness Planning

The new lease guidance (ASC 842) changes how companies account for their lessee transactions in a significant way. CFGI has been supporting clients as they prepare for the new standard in a number of ways including adoption project planning, technical

November 2017

Potential Tax Accounting Implications of the Proposed Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

HOW WILL IT IMPACT YOUR ORGANIZATION? On November 2, 2017 the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman introduced bill HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), which proposes to make significant changes to how corporations and individuals are

October 2017

What have you done to prepare for the new lease standard?

The new lease guidance (ASC 842) will change how lessees account for leasing transactions in a significant way. CFGI is working with companies to prepare for the new standard by providing technical interpretations and supporting adoption planning considerations based on

August 2017

New FASB guidance reduces complexity in accounting for financial instruments with down round features

On July 13, 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-11, Part 1: Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Down Round Features. The new guidance provides relief for issuers of certain free-standing equity-linked financial instruments (such as warrants on the issuer’s shares)

August 2017

Should your company pursue a ‘Massachusetts Manufacturing Corporation’ Classification?

Massachusetts continues to provide significant tax benefits to corporations that are engaged in manufacturing activities within the state. These benefits include: Single sales factor apportionment for income tax purposes Sales/Use Tax Exemptions Investment Tax Credits Local Personal Property Tax Exemption

April 2017

Cash Tax Benefits. Is your Start-up Company Missing out?

Effective January 1, 2016, the PATH Act provides a payroll tax credit offset of up to $250,000 for qualified small businesses. Companies that were in loss positions that would normally not have filed for the credit, because they had no

March 2017

10 Ways to Improve Your SOX Compliance Program This Year

SOX compliance is important, but so is managing a business. An inefficient and ineffective SOX compliance program can monopolize management’s time, diverting precious time and resources away from critical operational and strategic tasks. Within this CFGInsights, we will be discussing