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Provisions in the 2017 Disaster Tax Relief Bill

If you were affected by any of the recent hurricanes, the 2017 disaster tax relief bill might help.


“Provisions in the 2017 Disaster Tax Relief Bill” by Kathy Davis | Senior Manager – Tax  On September 29th, the President signed into law, a tax bill to provide temporary tax relief to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and…


A Breakdown of the New Not-for-profit Accounting Standard

Image of an accountant implementing processes from the new nonprofit accounting standard.


“A Breakdown of the New Not-for-profit Accounting Standard” by Chris Benko, CPA | Principal – Audit & Assurance Last year, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced that it would issue ASU 2016-14, a new not-for-profit (NFP) accounting standard…


Tips to Protect your Financial Identity

Criminals are constantly seeking new ways to obtain your data which begs the question, how do I protect myself from financial identity theft?


“Tips to Protect your Financial Identity” by Mark Lapikas, CPA, MTax, MBA | Senior Manager – Tax  With the recent breach of Equifax, an estimated 143 million Americans’ information was compromised. In addition, in 2015 Anthem was breached compromising…


Acquisitions Expand Services and Expertise to Clients


“Acquisitions Expand Services and Expertise to Clients” by Chuck Mullen, CPA, CMA, MTax, CGMA | Chairman  This has proven to be quite a year of expansion for Apple Growth Partners. We have been extremely fortunate this year to have…


Spot the Fraudsters-Indicators of Fraud at Small & Medium Sized Businesses

The median loss to fraudsters in the US per fraud scheme is $150,000. Here are the top six behavioral characteristics of fraudsters.


“Spot the Fraudsters – Indicators of Fraud at Small and Medium Sized Businesses” by Toby Kaye, CPA | Senior Associate – Tax  A 2016 global fraud study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (“Report to the Nations on…