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Apple Growth Partners Positions for Growth by Naming Erica Ishida President/COO

CLEVELAND, Ohio – (April 21, 2021) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, has named Erica Ishida, MPOD, president and chief operating officer. Ishida joins chairman Chuck Mullen, CPA, CMA, MTax, CGMA, to execute the firm’s aggressive growth strategy.   Erica Ishida, MPOD, joined Apple Growth Partners in 2020, having previously …

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IRS Announces Federal Income Tax Filing Extension

March 18, 2021 The IRS formally announced federal income tax filings due date for individuals for 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. The deadline postponement ONLY applies to INDIVIDUAL Federal income tax returns and tax (including tax on self-employment income) payments otherwise due April 15, 2021, …

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Reminder: Banks Have Their Own Deadlines for the PPP – and May Have Already Stopped Taking Loan Applications

March 17, 2021 By Robert Jackson, CPA Some potential borrowers who thought they had until March 31st to apply for a first or second draw PPP loan are finding that their bank has stopped taking applications, or will stop in the coming days, short of the actual deadline. While legislation to extend the deadline through May …

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President Biden Signs the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021

By Robert Jackson, CPA March 13, 2021 By Robert Jackson, CPA On Thursday, the President signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law. While the act does not expressly focus on tax legislation, it does contain income tax and payroll tax provisions worth discussing. In addition to the highly publicized direct payments (recovery rebates) to many Americans, …

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Ep84: Transitioning to a Work from Anywhere Culture – Part 2

Now fifth-time guest Erica Ishida returns to discuss in detail how leaders can pivot and execute a work from home culture in the wake of the pandemic. Recognizing the pandemic is still ongoing, Erica shares how leaders need to rethink the “where” to work that can be easily and safely completed at home. We discuss …

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Ep83: The Benefits of Junior Achievement

Did you learn how to budget in middle school? What about how to manage credit cards as an adult? Junior Achievement provides important financial literacy to children of all ages, primarily based on donations and corporate sponsorships. Josh Lehman is on today’s episode from Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to discuss how the financial …

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SBA Continues Gradual Re-Opening of PPP Program

By Kathy Davis and Robert Jackson, CPA Thursday, January 14, 2021 On Monday of this week the SBA re-opened first draw PPP applications to Community Financial Institutions (which include Community Development Financial Institutions, Minority Depository Institutions, Certified Development Companies and Microloan Intermediaries) and second draw applications to those same lenders on Wednesday. Beginning tomorrow (Friday, …

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Ep82: Transitioning to a Work from Anywhere Culture – Part 1

Third-time guest Erica Ishida is back with an insightful take on how companies can transition their workforce planning to a work from anywhere culture as a result of the pandemic. Erica’s expertise in this area comes from years of C-Level experience focused on organizational growth. This mini-episode is part 1 of an extended episode to …

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Apple Growth Partners Continues to Invest in Top Talent, Expands Team

AKRON, Ohio – (January 11, 2021) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, proudly announces three staff appointments and three new hires to expand its shared services and tax team. Steve Mazza, CPA, has been promoted to principal in the tax department. Beginning his career as an intern with AGP, Mazza …

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