Podcast: International Women’s Leadership

This week, in continuation of our Women in Leadership series, John interviews Yelena Epova, Aprio’s Atlanta Office Leader, International Practice Leader and Tax Partner. Yelena started working for Aprio in the 1990s after moving to the U.S. and answering an ad placed in the classifieds. At the time, she had no work experience and did…

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The OECD’s Two-Pillar Solution Poses Big Tax Changes for International Businesses. Will You Be Affected?

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At a glance The main takeaway: The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Two-Pillar Solution is intended to address tax challenges presented by increased digitalization in the global marketplace. Impact on your business: Many multinational businesses will be affected by the Pillar Two Model Rules, specifically the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GLoBE) rules, which impose…

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The DOL Delivers Final Ruling on Reinstated 80/20 Rule

At a glance The main takeaway: The Department of Labor reinstated the 80/20 Rule on “dual jobs” as well as introduced the 30-minute rule, which is set to impact business owners who employ tipped employees. Impact on your business: While tip-generating work is done for specific customers, employers will need to determine a method to track a…

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Catch Them if You Can: Fraud in the Film Industry

At a glance: The main takeaway: The film industry creates an environment that is uniquely vulnerable to fraud – especially tax-related fraud schemes like tax evasion and payroll fraud. Be aware: Know the signs of fraud in the film industry so you can protect yourself. Knowing what to look for means you can implement controls that stop…

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Building a Better AML Program for Money Services Businesses

At a glance: The main takeaway: Businesses that provide any kind of financial services are subject to strict anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, including Money Service Businesses, or MSBs. Impact on your business: If your business qualifies as an MSB, failure to build an effective and compliant AML program could result in steep legal and financial repercussions. Next…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Nov 8 – Nov 12, 2021

At a glance: Overall higher than expected inflation caused the stock market and bond market to decline while bitcoin and emerging markets increased last week. GE and Johnson & Johnson take significant action and break up their company’s structure. The ability to work remotely is reshaping the housing market and causing rent increases among warmer…

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Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act and Build Back Better Act: What’s in these Bills and the Impact on You and Your Business

At a glance: The Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act passed by Congress on November 5, 2021 has been sent to President Biden to sign. Learn about the incentives included and how they may benefit you and who will pay for the benefits. Learn about the new crypto filing requirements that will impact everyone involved in investing…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Oct 18 – Oct 22, 2021

At a glance: Overall equity markets remain strong with companies’ earnings driving the upwards momentum. With roughly 25% of S&P 500 companies reporting earnings, nearly 80% of companies are doing better than expected. Digital advertisers hit a major roadblock due to Apple’s recent iOS switch to require all uses to opt-in to ad tracking. The…

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Female Entrepreneurs: Find the Right Grant for Your Small Business

At a glance Fund raising remains the top challenge: Women-owned businesses are a growing force in today’s economy, yet they continue to face challenges securing funding. Finding female-focused funding: There are a lot of resources out there, but it can be tricky to narrow down the opportunities specific to female entrepreneurs. You don’t have to go it…

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