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Following Ohio’s Pot Movement: What Investors Need to Know

By Susan Kowalske, CPA | Manager, Tax In December 2018, Ohio’s registry for medicinal marijuana became activated as the state is now one of many that legalized the use of cannabis for 21 qualifying conditions. The evolution of cannabis’ legality, including Canada becoming the first country to legalize adult usage, continues to dominate headlines and …

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How to Identify Fraud in Your Company

By Bob Nemeth, CPA/ABV, CVA, CDFA, Certified Fraud Examiner The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) estimates that fraud costs organizations worldwide nearly $4 trillion a year or five percent of the Gross World Product (GWP). The ACFE also reports that the median loss per case is $130,000. Usually, due to weaker internal controls, small …

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Understanding the Expense Deduction Changes in Real Estate

Effective January 1, 2018, your interest expense deduction may be limited. But why would any administration want to hinder that process? After all, taking out a loan to start a business, or help grow your existing business, is crucial for anyone chasing the “American dream”.  To help mitigate the outrage amongst taxpayers, legislators wrote in …

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Apple Growth Partners Completes 75th Anniversary by Reaching $75,000 in Charitable Giving

AKRON, Ohio – (December 1, 2018) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, completed its year-long 75th anniversary celebration by announcing grants to six local non-profits, totaling $75,000 in awarded funds since fund inception. The Apple Growth Partners Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund of the Akron Community Foundation was established in 2009 …

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Employers Still Required to Offer Health Insurance – Here’s What You Need to Know

by Susan Burnoski, CPA, Director of Audit & Assurance, Senior Manager While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate for having health insurance will be eliminated in 2019, the employer mandate to offer health insurance to employees remains. Therefore, employers need to be aware of the reporting requirements to avoid the significant penalties for noncompliance. …

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Why Your Succession Plan Needs a Valuation Partner

by Bethany Dria, Senior Associate, Business Valuation Business owners preparing a succession plan should consider the five W’s: who will take over the business, when will you retire, what will happen to the company, where will the company be regarding growth, customers, and innovation when you decide to retire, and why, which is simple… to …

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Free CLE Webinar: How to Prepare for the New Revenue Recognition & Leasing Standards

Register for our free Apple Talks Webinar – Free CLE Credit Available Topic: How to Prepare for the New Revenue Recognition & Leading Standards Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Time: 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. EST Presenters: Sheila Beck, CPA – Senior Manager, Audit & Assurance Brandon Fredericks, CPA – Senior Manager, Audit & Assurance January …

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Is Your Accountant Proactively Thinking of You? Here’s a Quick Test.

By Toby Kaye, CPA/ABV The top questions I hear from prospective business owner clients are: “Is your firm proactive in tax planning?” “Will you be thinking about me and how to capitalize on tax planning opportunities for my business?” Apple Growth Partners promotes a culture of continuously reviewing how to improve our client’s tax results, …

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Apple Growth Partners’ Tax Supervisor Earns Prestigious Award from NSME Akron/Canton™

Akron, Ohio – (November 1, 2018) – Accounting and business advisory firm Apple Growth Partners (AGP) proudly announces Kristy Angerstien, tax supervisor, as one of upcoming National Sales & Marketing Executives (NSME) Akron/Canton™ Achievements in Excellence Award™ recipients.  Angerstien will be recognized during the 47th annual Accent on Excellence event held on February 26, 2019, …

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