Macpage Newsletter Archive
October 18, 2017
Meet the 2017-18 Maine Red Claws at the Portland Expo and celebrate with families, business leaders, and Boys & Girls Club members!
October 18, 2017
Tetiana Glebkivska, a member the Macpage Client Accounting Services Group, discusses advantages and disadvantages of the cash basis and accrual accounting methods, to help you make a better decision on which is right for your business.
October 18, 2017
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have wreaked havoc on the lives of thousands of Americans, leaving many looking for ways to assist those in need and achieve favorable tax treatment. The IRS has maintained historical guidance and made recent announcements that provide guidance for those looking to assist victims.
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October 11, 2017
Macpage is honored to be included in the 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine! We had a wonderful time at the awards ceremony last night and received our trophy!Read More
October 3, 2017
Check out our photos from the event here!
September 27, 2017
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation for staying up-to-date with Macpage! In an effort to respect your ever-growing inboxes, this will be our last bi-weekly newsletter, as we move into the new Macpage Monthly.
September 27, 2017
Tetiana Glebkivska of the client accounting services group explains the nuances between keeping your books in accrual versus cash basis accounting methods in this week’s Video Blog.
September 13, 2017
Nick Norton, newly appointed Principal of our CAS group, explains what exactly it means when people refer to "The Cloud" in this weeks video blog.
August 30, 2017
Macpage LLC has been named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine.
August 16, 2017
Macpage is devoted to improving our community in many ways; one of which is by holding bi-annual fine art exhibitions featuring local Maine artists. Celeste Roberge is a featured artist in our current exhibition: Dreamy & Surreal. Click the link to learn more about Celeste!
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Follow us on our social media channels to stay up-to-date on all things happening at Macpage! From promotions, sponsorships and special events to important news, law changes and tips, you will find it all on our LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube pages!
July 19, 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.
July 5, 2017
Nick Norton, manager of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team, is here to explain the differences between a Type 1 and Type 2 SOC exam in this week’s video blog.
June 7, 2017
Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening of Dreamy & Surreal last month! We had a blast celebrating the new batch of artists to grace our walls this spring. In case you missed it, we have a video walk through of the exhibition available at the link below, or you can schedule a tour of the show by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
June 21, 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.
June 7, 2017
Nick Norton, MPAc, CISA, Manager of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team explains the difference between a SOC 1 and a SOC 2 exam in this week’s video blog.
June 7, 2017
On Friday, May 12th, over 200,000 machines experienced the WannaCry ransomware attack. Data was held hostage and businesses were delayed. Following the attack, the FBI came out with a list of preventative steps to help organizations keep their data secure and avoid being effected. Arming yourself with these recommendations can help you avoid future attacks and is a great step towards creating a secure environment for your company.
Graham Smith Awarded the Highly Coveted Bronze Helmet Trophy at the Rappel for Rippleffect Over the Edge CEO Challenge EventMay 22, 2017
On Friday, May 12, Macpage president, Graham Smith, descended 13 stories down One City Center to benefit Rippleffect, a non profit youth organization.
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.
May 10, 2017
Wire transfer fraud continues to be a problem due to fraudsters adapting to the advancing technology and gaining information on credit union safeguards. It is important for Credit Unions to continually monitor and adapt to the threat of wire transfer fraud and to use a variety of controls to defend against it. Read the full article to learn controls that may help you prevent wire transfer fraud.
May 10, 2017
Nick Norton, MPAc, CISA, Manager of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team discusses the importance of receiving a SOC Readiness Assessment prior to going through the SOC Exam Process.
April 26, 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.
April 12, 2017
Macpage team members will be here every other week to discuss frequently asked questions. Watch this weeks video with Nick Norton, manager of our Information Assurance Services team, as he discusses what exactly the term "The Internet of Things" means.
March 29, 2017
Cybersecurity is one of the key national security issues facing the United States government. Cyber attacks continue to threaten the business world and wreak havoc on our personal lives. The design and effectiveness of cybersecurity risk management programs is critically important. Stakeholders seek to understand the cyber risks that face organizations and want proof that organizations are taking action to mitigate such risks.
March 15, 2017
Dreamy & Surreal Exhibition Opening Reception, May 18th, 2017, 5-7pm. Click the link for more information. Macpage is committed to improving our local community and supporting the arts and artists in Maine through events such as our biannual fine art exhibition. We do not take a commission on any sold works therefore the artists receives 100% of sale price.
March 1, 2017
Our employees participate in a variety of sports teams, organizations, and events. Brad Weller, CPA, Principal, participates in the New England Pond Hockey Annual Tournament in Rangeley each February, which draws people from all over the US. Click the link to read more about this fun event.
February 15, 2017
The walls of Macpage's South Portland office are filled with beautiful artwork produced by talented local artists. As part of our commitment to our community, we host rotating art exhibitions to support the arts and artists in Maine! Click the link to read our interview with Honour Mack, a prominent Maine artist and Painting and Drawing Professor at the Maine College of Art. She is a featured artist in our current exhibition, Transcend, on view until May 15th, 2017.
February 15, 2017
Macpage will again serve as a sponsor of the Go Red for Women Campaign, held annually by the American Heart Association; which serves to educate the public about the risk of heart disease, the difference of symptoms in men and women, and how to prevent it. Click the link to learn more about this great cause!
February 1, 2017
With continuing innovations in communication technology, employees and employers are increasingly recognizing the benefits of employees working remotely and telecommuting. However, the rise in popularity in telecommuting can also result in unexpected state tax issues for both the employer and the employee.
January 18, 2017
Tax season officially starts today, January 20th! We have an important announcement for our clients concerning information security for the upcoming tax season. The following synopsis will direct you to our website for further details and instructions.
January 1, 2017
Happy New Year! We have had an excellent holiday season and we hope you did as well! The holidays are an important time for us at Macpage to give back. Click the link to learn about what we did for the community in 2016.
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December 7, 2016
Andrew Wells, of Macpage gives a general discussion of the tax consequences of employer provided fringe benefits in certain circumstances.
January 4, 2017
Durward Ferland, a Principal at Macpage, is a volunteer at the Portland Boxing Club and mentors Josniel Castro, one of the amateur boxers there. Castro, an elite level welterweight, recently had the opportunity to compete in the USA Boxing National Championships in Kansas City, MO.
November 9, 2016
Beginning in 2017 (for the 2016 year), a new January 31 filing deadline will apply to both Form W-2 and Form 1099-MISC.
December 21, 2016
Every few months we feature and interview one artist who has participated in our shows. Our artist feature this month is Meg Brown Payson, a prominent Maine artist and professor at the Maine College of Art. She is a featured artist in our current exhibition, Transcend, on view until May 15th, 2017.
November 22, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Macpage! During the holidays, we at Macpage try to give back to our local community, check out what we have been up to this fall!
October 26, 2016
You are invited to Macpage's 10th Fine Art Exhibition, Transcend, featuring prominent local artists, Honour Mack and Meg Brown Payson, and other artists working with abstraction. Please join us for art, refreshments and to meet the artists. November 17th, 5-7pm. Click the link for more details.
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October 26, 2016
Show support for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine and meet the players from the Maine Red Claws at the 8th Annual Kids & Claws Dinner to be held on November 9th at the Portland Expo! Click the link for more information or to purchase tickets.
October 5, 2016
October is Macpage's annual United Way Campaign. As part of this years campaign, Macpage will donate an additional $1 for every new 'Like' we receive on our Facebook page. Please give us a like, and be sure to invite your friends and family to like us as well!
September 14, 2016
When clients walk through our doors they are greeted by walls of artwork produced by talented artists from across Maine. We host rotating art exhibitions as part of our support of the arts and artists in Maine! Every few months we feature and interview one artist who has participated in our shows. Our featured artist this month is Erin McGee Ferrell, a prominent artist working out of Maine and Philadelphia. She is a featured artist in our current exhibition, Contemporary Landscapes, on view until October 21st, 2016.
September 14, 2016
Artwork and charity are valued highly at Macpage, and sometimes we like to combine the two!
September 28, 2016
Macpage's Jim Cardosi provides a general overview of Maine's Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE) and Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR) programs.
September 28, 2016
Mike Santo recently presented at a webinar discussing start-up costs. Most new business owners, or those looking to expand, want to categorize expenses in the most beneficial manner for tax purposes. However, the rules for defining start-up costs can often be confusing. In order to maximize tax savings, it is important to understand the differences between these costs, how they should be accounted for and their tax implications. Read Mike's highlights from his presentation here.
August 31, 2016
A summary of Maine's Pine Tree Development Zones program and the related tax incentives. For more information contact our Tax team or visit our tax services webpage, links in article.
August 3, 2016
This article discusses the potential tax pitfalls involved with debt issuances and exchanges, including those related to debt-attached warrants in a corporate deal context, potential gain or COD income recognition in connection with debt exchanges, and debt/equity concerns in an international context.
July 20, 2016
According to Durward Ferland, who leads the Information Assurance Services practice at Macpage LLC, "The use of SOC 2 examination reports has greatly expanded and is often used by eHealth Technologies' user entities as part of their third party due diligence activities." Get the link here.
May 25, 2016
When clients walk through our doors they are greeted by walls of artwork produced by artists from across Maine. We host rotating art exhibitions as part of our support of the arts and artists in Maine! Every month we will feature one artist who has participated in our shows! Jeffrey Fitzgerald is a prominent Maine artist working out of York. He has participated in multiple Macpage exhibitions, and is a featured artist in our current exhibition, Contemporary Landscapes! On view from May 19th - November 11th, 2016.
May 11, 2016
Please join Macpage LLC for an Art Opening Reception on May 19th, 2016 from 5-7pm to enjoy art, refreshments and conversation, and to meet the artists! The contemporary Landscapes theme is inspired by the works of Jeffrey Fitzgerald and Erin McGee Ferrell.
March 16, 2016
There are few things in the world more comforting on a blustery day than a hot bowl of hearty soup. What else can so easily evoke that Norman Rockwell-esque ideal of a warm New England home in winter than the smells and sounds which emanate from a slowly simmering pot of well made soup?
March 2, 2016
Join the Maine Red Claws on March 11th for Alzheimer's Awareness Night, generously sponsored by Northeast Laboratory Services. Discounted tickets are available with promo code #endalz, proceeds will support the 2016 Maine Walk to End Alzheimer's.
February 17, 2016
The 47th annual Special Olympics Maine Winter Games were held at Sugarloaf Ski Resort opening on Sunday with a huge community supper in the base lodge on Sunday and ending on Tuesday with a closing ceremony, where awards were announced.
February 3, 2016
Cyber attacks are ranked as the top threat to national security. Organizations need to protect their digital information against theft and misuse. Every organization, regardless of its size and complexity, should be able to answer "Yes" to these seven Cybersecurity questions. A lack of Cybersecurity controls may make your organization more vulnerable to cyber attacks.
February 3, 2016
16th Annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit, January 30th, 2016 “Raising a mountain of money to find a cure.”
January 20, 2016
File sharing portals are quickly becoming a must-have for businesses. Protection of your confidential data is very important to Macpage. Macpage has implemented the highest technical standards by providing two secure methods to share information and tax returns with our clients. Portals provide you with unlimited access to tax returns as well as quickly and easily exchanging working documents with Macpage.
January 6, 2016
You may not normally associate art with accountants, but Macpage LLC, is working on changing that dynamic. You won't see generic stock art when visiting our office in South Portland, Maine. We are not your typical firm and the usual decor just doesn't fit our personality. When you walk through the doors you are greeted by walls of unique, rotating work, produced by artists from across Maine. These exhibitions, cycling every 6 months, feature many accomplished local artists.
December 23, 2015
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 was passed by Congress and signed into law last week. The PATH Act extended, and even made permanent, numerous business and personal income tax incentives that had been allowed to expire at the end of 2014. This article provides a quick summary of some of the highlights of last week's legislation, as they relate to both individuals and business owners.
December 16, 2015
This year, Macpage LLC, in conjunction with artist and employee Danielle Gerber, donated an oil painting from their current art exhibition entitled, Travel Home & Abroad, to the NH Credit Union League's Holiday Auction, to benefit Make A Wish of New Hampshire. The event took place in Manchester, NH at the Executive Courtyard on Tuesday, December 8th 2015.
December 9, 2015
On November 5th our COO Ralph Hendrix was awarded the 2015 Making a Difference Award from Day One, a partner agency of United Way designed to help at-risk youth. Day One has been working with Maine youth for 42 years; their mission is to dramatically reduce substance abuse and address mental health needs among young people to help them live productive, healthy and rewarding lives.
October 28, 2015
The art in this exhibition will display captured moments from around the world and close to home: from Italy and Egypt to Portland Harbor. Come take a trip around the world at the opening reception which will feature paintings, mixed media artwork and sculptures. This event is open to the public, so invite your friends!
June 24, 2015
We hope you'll join the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter for two great events during Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month!
February 4, 2015
The role of the Information Security Officer (ISO) varies based on the size and complexity of an organization. It may be a full or part-time position held by an employee having only ISO responsibilities or by an employee having other roles within the organization. Click "Full Article" to learn more.