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Preparing for the 2017 Tax Season

It is that most un-wonderful time of year: tax time. April 15 may be a bit far away, but as a small business owner, you need to get your documentation for 2016 together as soon as possible. Your tax professional will thank you. By the way, one of the changes for next year includes moving a filing deadline from April 15 to March 15 if your business structure is a pass-through. More on that...
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California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act

On Tuesday, California voters passed historic legislation by voting to allow the recreational use of marijuana in California. Regardless of your opinion about marijuana use, the legislation will have a huge impact on the state of California and its citizens and will bring a large source of new taxable revenue into the state. Because of the complexity surrounding the tax laws surrounding the...
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Income Withholding Order: How to Process an EWOT

Being served with an income withholding order can be a disconcerting experience as an employer. These orders can come from a variety of sources, but they are all legally binding and require careful handling. Understanding how these orders work, what your obligations are regarding them, and how to comply with them is very important. Failing to do so can have severe consequences for you and your...
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California Payroll Taxes: Everything You Need to Know

The true cost of employees goes far beyond wages. Every new hire comes with tax obligations, and having a strong grasp on payroll taxes is something fundamental to your peace of mind as a business owner and employer. Whether you are a household employer or taking care of a huge team, you need to understand how to compute taxable income, what to withhold, what to contribute, and how to file. ...
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Conclusions about CRA and Dodd-Frank

The success or failure of the Dodd-Frank Act will be ultimately judged by history and the impact that it has with combatting some of the problems that have existed with credit rating agencies both before and after the financial crisis of 2008. Already critics have been quick to condemn the act for the perceived over burden that it places on the credit rating agencies or for what others feel is...
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Consequences for Non-Compliance of Dodd-Frank

Consequences for Non-Compliance of the Law
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Rules for Credit Rating Agencies

Additional Rules for Credit Rating Agencies Under the Dodd-Frank Act
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Conflicts of Interest and Credit Rating Agencies

Effects of the Dodd-Frank Act on Conflicts of Interest In addition to administering rating and disclosure rules, The Dodd-Frank Act also imposes several requirements on NRSROs to establish internal control systems that prevents conflicts of interest. The bill’s drafters made it a priority to put certain guidelines in place in order to mitigate the temptation toward favoritism within the rating...
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Dodd-Frank and Credit Rating Agencies

Addressing Credit Rating Agencies Through Enactment of Dodd-Frank The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) was passed and signed into on July 21, 2010. A small part of this act addressed credit rating agencies and their past practices. The act intends to (1) remove references in statutes and regulations to Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating...
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How to Prevent Corporate Fraud

This is the fourth part in my series discussing corporate fraud. For more on this topic please read
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