Video Blog Series

Welcome to the Macpage Video Blog Series! Our team members will be here every month to answer frequently asked questions!


What is the Percentage Completion Method and how does it work?

April 11th, 2018

Tatiana Glebkivska, CPA, a Senior Associate in our Client Accounting Services group, explains what the percentage completion accounting method is, and the circumstances in which it is required. 
 
For more information regarding this topic, contact Tatiana at: TMG@macpage.com or 207-523-3341. Visit Macpage's Accounting services page at:
 

 

Why do I Have Tax Filing Requirements in Another State?

March 14th, 2018

Mike Santo, CPA, MST, a manager in our tax group, explains what situations might require filing a tax return in another state; and why this may apply to you even if you have never set foot in that state.
 
For more information about this topic, please contact Mike Santo at mjs@macpage.com, or 207-512-3438. Visit http://www.macpage.com/tax for information on Macpage's tax services.
 
 

2018 Tax Reform Presentation

February 21st, 2018

Graham Smith, CPA, Managing Principal, provides an introduction to our 2018 presentation on tax reform; held at the Portland Country Club on January 23rd, 2018. 

To watch entire presentation click here. 

To download the materials that were presented click here.

Please contact one of our tax specialists with any questions:

 


Why isn't the R&D tax credit more widely used?

January 17th, 2018

In part 1 of the R&D Tax credit series we explored the IRS's definition of Research and Development and discovered it is a very expansive definition that many businesses can qualify for. In Part 2, Ben Dailey, Principal of Macpage's Tax Department, explains what the obstacles are that keep this credit from being more widely used. Discover why it might still make sense for your business to take the plunge.

*This video was recorded prior to the December House and Senate conference agreement. 'Tax Acts and Job Cuts' may affect this provision, please contact Ben Dailey for more information at: bd@macpage.com www.macpage.com/tax


What Should a Partnership or LLC Agreement Look Like?

December 13th, 2017

Jim Cardosi, a senior associate in our tax group, gives a brief overview of important topics to consider including when developing a Partnership or LLC Agreement in this month's video blog.


What Types of Businesses Qualify for the Research & Development Tax credit?

November 15th, 2017

Ben Dailey, CPA, Principal of our Tax group, explains what types of businesses qualify for the Research and Development tax credit in this months Video Blog.


What are the Advantages and Disadvantages to the Cash Basis and Accrual Accounting Methods?

October 18th, 2017

Tetiana Glebkivska, a member the Macpage Client Accounting Services Group, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the cash basis and accrual accounting methods, to better help you decide what is best for your business, in this week’s video blog.


What are the Cash Basis and Accrual Accounting Methods?

September 27, 2017

Tetiana Glebkivska of the client accounting services group explains the nuances between keeping your books in accrual verses cash basis accounting methods in this week’s Video Blog.


 Can I get a SOC exam for a period of less than 12 months?

August 16th, 2017

 Tom Loring, Manager of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team, explains the nuances involved in receiving a SOC exam for a period of less than the standard 12 months.

 

 


What does a deviation in my SOC report mean? 

August 2nd, 2017

Artur Kuznetsov, Senior Associate of Macpage’s Information Assurance Services team is here to explain what a deviation means on a SOC report and what you can do if you receive one.


Can I switch from a SOC 1 to a SOC 2 exam?

July 19th, 2017

Tom Loring, Manager of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team, is here to explain the necessary processes to transition from a SOC 1 to a SOC 2 exam in this week’s Macpage Video Blog.



Who from my organization should be participating in SOC exams?

June 21st, 2017

Artur Kuznetsov, Senior Associate of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team discusses which members of your team will need to invest time in the SOC examination process, the answer may surprise you.


My Company has Two Locations, Do We Need Two SOC Exams?

May 24, 2017

Artur Kuznetsov, Senior Associate of Macpage’s Information Assurance Services team is here to talk about how to handle multiple locations on one SOC examination.


Will a SOC Exam Help Me Grow My Business?

April 26th, 2017

Tom Loring, Manager of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team is here to talk about how a SOC exam can help grow your business in this weeks Video Blog.