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Join us for Anchin’s first ever Virtual State of the Food and Beverage Industry event! We have produced this program annually for more than a decade, yet because this is a year like no other, this iteration of the series will be truly unique. Read More
Following the postponement of the Benchmarking 2020 event, originally scheduled for March 25, ACEC New York, in collaboration with Anchin, has created an updated virtual program, "Benchmarking and the Industry Evolution," looking at prior collected data through the lens of current events and the outlook for the coming year. Read More
With penetration testing being the most common practice for validation, Redpoint Cybersecurity and Pcysys have partnered to introduce a combined approach of automation and expert analysis that enables enterprises to continuously prove and improve their cyber resilience. Join us September 29th as Tab Bradshaw, COO and David Duncan, Threat Mitigation Director of Redpoint Cybersecurity team up with Pcysys CMO, Aviv Cohen, to gain insight into how enterprises leverage this approach. Read More
- Reading Ideas for Success Throughout the Year 9/25/2020
Reading can be a valuable and rewarding usage of time, and while there is knowledge to be gained in almost every book, here are a few ideas to inspire your reading list.
- Considering the Benefits of ESG Investing for Both Your Financial Plan and Worthy Causes9/25/2020
Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is a way to evaluate how a company’s practices in these areas may impact its stock return potential.
- What Is a Limited Liability Partnership?9/21/2020
LLP STANDS FOR LIMITED liability partnership. As the name suggests, an LLP provides its members with a degree of liability protection, shielding them and their personal assets.
- The NY Shield Act: It’s Time to Take Things Seriously9/16/2020
Effective as of March 21, 2020, New York enacted one of the most aggressive state data breach notification laws in the United States, the “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security" (SHIELD) Act. This law applies to any person or business (even those operating outside of New York) that collects and maintains New York residents’ “private information.”
- Ins and Outs of Tax-Loss Harvesting9/14/2020
Tax-loss harvesting isn’t new, but robo-advisors have brought more awareness of the concept in recent years. New portfolio management tools are also helping automate the process further, making it easier for advisors to exercise ever-more-sophisticated strategies.
- What the SEC’s Amendments to the Definition of “Accredited Investor” Mean for You9/10/2020
The amendments will now allow individuals possessing a measure of sophistication based on their professional knowledge and expertise, or certifications to qualify. The amendments also expand the list of entities that qualify as accredited investors by allowing any entity that meets an investments test to qualify. The amendments will become effective 60 days after the SEC’s rule release is published in the Federal Register.
- Social Security Tax Deferral Raises Questions and Concerns9/8/2020
In our previous communication, we wrote about President Trump’s executive order allowing a deferral of the employee’s portion of FICA or social security tax (6.2% of wages). The Treasury just released Notice 2020-65 providing some additional guidance on the topic. Unfortunately, many questions remain unanswered.
- What A/E/C Firms Need to Remember About the CARES Act8/31/2020
At this point, so much has happened this year that the CARES Act may seem like old news, yet its tax provisions remain in effect and, in some cases, beyond 2020 (unless subsequent legislation changes them). Careful planning may allow architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C) firms to fully benefit from the wide and varying tax relief offered.
- Paycheck Protection Fraud Is Massive And Unsurprising8/29/2020
The Paycheck Protection Program has been something of a whirlwind as hundreds of billions were quickly shoveled out. Thousands of accountants found themselves drafted into service as loan agents - mostly unpaid agents, although that fight is continuing. And, shocking, there was fraud. Quite a bit of fraud and given how quickly the program ramped up and that over half a trillion flowed out, it is of course not shocking.
- OCIE Risk Alert: How to Avoid Regulatory Backlash During Prolonged Periods of Remote Work8/27/2020
In its most recent Risk Alert, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) provided guidance on best practices during the prolonged periods of remote work that many firms are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.