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Laura Gregoriadis Appears on Moore North America Podcast to Discuss Women in Real Estate

Laura Gregoriadis Appears on Moore North America Podcast to Discuss Women in Real Estate

November 22, 2021

Laura Gregoriadis, CPA, Partner and member of the leadership team in DGC’s Real Estate Practice, was a recent guest on Moore North America’s “Moore Intelligence” podcast.

A recent benchmarking study showed only 9% of CEOs in commercial real estate were women, while there was a 55% gap in bonuses and commission between males and females. In this episode, Laura discusses the practical steps women can take to forge fulfilling careers in one of the world’s most dynamic industries.

“When you are open and honest with people about what you want to accomplish, what your goals are, and where you need help, people rise to that occasion,” Laura said. “People want to help other people. If you ask for that help, you will be surprised at how frequently people will rally behind you and help support you.”

Laura also discussed the importance of prioritizing diversity in all aspects of the real estate industry.

If you have questions about DGC's Real Estate Practice, please reach out to a member of your DGC client service team or Laura Gregoriadis, CPA 781-937-5353 / lgregoriadis@dgccpa.com.

New York Targets Remote Workers with Tax Changes

New York Targets Remote Workers with Tax Changes

August 31, 2021

Over the past few months, our DGC experts have been following the impact of remote work on your taxes. Scott Thomas, JD, LLM, a Senior Advisor at DGC, was the presenter for a webinar we held in July where we discussed this topic in detail.

Now Scott is back for a video podcast where he discusses some recent developments in New York and how these changes could end up impacting taxpayers everywhere. Why are these new changes concerning for tax experts? It’s because in the past when New York becomes more aggressive in its tax legislation, other states tend to follow suit. In this podcast, Scott answers many remote work tax questions including:

- What are these changes in New York that target remote workers (Bona Fide Employer Office Rule) and how could they impact you?
- How might other states react to these developments in New York?
- When can states tax you?
- How do you determine residency?
- What is earned income in a state?
- What is the convenience of the employer rule?

If you have questions about how remote work might impact you and your organization, please reach out to a member of your DGC client service team or Scott Thomas, JD, LLM at 781-937-5172 / sthomas@dgccpa.com.

“CMMC – True or False?” with Nick DeLena and Scott Goodwin

“CMMC – True or False?” with Nick DeLena and Scott Goodwin

August 2, 2021

The Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is on the horizon and companies in the defense supply chain have many questions. In this podcast, Nick DeLena and Scott Goodwin from DGC’s IT Risk Assurance & Advisory practice are here to tell us if these five statements about CMMC are true or false, and share their insights:

  1. CMMC will directly impact your ability to do business in the defense supply chain
  2. CMMC is just a project for the IT Department
  3. Reviewing your NIST 800-171 implementation is critical
  4. CMMC will not be retroactive on contracts
  5. There are five levels of CMMC certification and everyone must reach all five levels

***To watch a video version of this podcast, click here.***

For additional CMMC resources, visit our CMMC Insights Center page. DGC's IT Risk Assurance & Advisory Practice can help you achieve compliance with the CMMC. We are actively engaged with our clients across all areas of the CMMC framework including gap assessments, self-assessments, and both SSP and PoAM development.

If you have questions about who is impacted by the CMMC standards and what the compliance and certification process looks like, please contact a member of your DGC client service team or Nick DeLena, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CDPSE at 781-937-5191 / ndelena@dgccpa.com or Scott Goodwin, OSCP, OSWP at 781-937-5722 / sgoodwin@dgccpa.com.

***This podcast was originally recorded on March 26, 2021.***

Deducting Meals & Entertainment Expenses with Scott Thomas

Deducting Meals & Entertainment Expenses with Scott Thomas

July 27, 2021

Meals and entertainment expense deductions are an effective way for businesses to lower their tax liability. If you are not gathering and organizing this information correctly, you could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table. In this DGC Podcast, Scott Thomas, JD, LLM discusses the recent rule changes surrounding meals and entertainment deductions, and how businesses can be sure that they are claiming these deductions properly.

To watch a video version of this podcast, click here.

Some of the specific items Scott covers are:

  • Airfare for business purposes
  • Lodging for business purposes
  • How does the IRS define the term “restaurant” and why is that so important?
  • Employee meals/snacks treated as de minimis fringe benefits
  • Employee meals with prospects or clients including entertainment
  • Holiday parties
  • Charitable events

If you have questions about meals and entertainment expense deductions, please reach out to a member of your DGC client service team or Scott Thomas, JD, LLM at 781-937-5172 / sthomas@dgccpa.com.

To learn more about DGC, visit www.dgccpa.com.

The Made in America Tax Plan with Scott Thomas

The Made in America Tax Plan with Scott Thomas

July 26, 2021

The Biden Administration has released a fact sheet outlining the basics of their proposed tax plan entitled, The Made in America Tax Plan. Scott Thomas, JD, LLM, a Senior Advisor at DGC, joined us in this DGC podcast to discuss the corporate tax proposals.

To watch a video version of this podcast, click here.

For more information, visit www.dgccpa.com

***This podcast was originally recorded on April 20th, 2021***

The SALT Cap Workaround Works in Some States with Scott Thomas

The SALT Cap Workaround Works in Some States with Scott Thomas

December 17, 2020

There’s no question the Tax Cuts and Jobs act of 2017 impacted taxpayers everywhere. In that legislation, the ability to deduct state and local tax payments was capped. But so far, seven states have developed SALT cap workarounds that can provide some taxpayers with significant savings. In this episode of Unique Perspectives – The DGC Podcast, our guest is Scott Thomas, a Senior Advisor at DGC. Scott will tell us where the SALT Cap workaround currently works, and who can benefit from it. As always, this podcast is brought to you by DGC. For all of your accounting, tax and advisory services, you can turn to us. Where there’s unique perspective, there’s DGC. Visit www.dgccpa.com to learn more.

Changing Residency to Another State - Why You Might be Audited

Changing Residency to Another State - Why You Might be Audited

September 18, 2020

Are you a resident of this state? On the surface, this is a simple question to answer. However, for tax purposes, it’s a lot more complex. In an effort to increase revenue, states are using personal income tax residency audits to try and collect more taxes. These can be time-consuming and invasive audits to determine if an individual is a state resident and owes additional taxes. In this episode of “Unique Perspectives – The DGC Podcast,” our guest is Scott Thomas, a Senior Advisor at DGC. Scott takes you through the residency audit process and explains why a small detail might prevent significant tax liabilities. As always, this podcast is brought to you by DGC. For all of your accounting, tax, and advisory services, you can turn to us. Where there’s unique perspective, there’s DGC. Visit our website: www.dgccpa.com

State Tax Filing – Companies with Remote Workers Beware with Scott Thomas

State Tax Filing – Companies with Remote Workers Beware with Scott Thomas

July 22, 2020

Before many of us turned to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several workers had already gravitated to telecommuting or remote work. Now that we are working from home more than ever before, companies may encounter new state tax filing responsibilities. How will a company know if and when to make adjustments for employees working remotely? In this episode of “Unique Perspectives – The DGC Podcast,” Senior Advisor Scott Thomas takes you through how a company should address state tax filing responsibilities for remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, this podcast is brought to you by DGC. For all of your accounting, tax, and advisory services, you can turn to us. Where there’s unique perspective, there’s DGC. Visit our website: www.dgccpa.com

Coming Clean: What Businesses Need to do if They Have Not Filed State Tax Returns Where They Should with Scott Thomas

Coming Clean: What Businesses Need to do if They Have Not Filed State Tax Returns Where They Should with Scott Thomas

July 16, 2020

One of the most significant tax developments still impacting corporations is South Dakota v. Wayfair. This monumental Supreme Court decision gave states more latitude to collect sales tax on out-of-state businesses. What if your business has not filed corporate tax returns in states where you should have? What do you have to do in order to come clean? On this episode of “Unique Perspectives – The DGC Podcast,” our guest is Scott Thomas, JD, LLM, a Senior Advisor at DGC. Scott discusses what corporations should do if they need to file returns in other states or what they should do if they are unsure where they stand. As always, this podcast is brought to you by DGC. For all of your accounting, tax, and advisory services, you can turn to us. Where there’s unique perspective, there’s DGC. Visit our website: www.dgccpa.com

Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Incident Response Plans with Brian Banda

Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Incident Response Plans with Brian Banda

July 16, 2020

In the event of a cyberattack or a natural disaster, every second counts. Business owners and their employees have to be ready to react quickly and efficiently. Every organization should have disaster recovery and incident response plans so they can minimize risk. However, the vast majority of businesses do not have these plans in place. In this episode of “Unique Perspectives – The DGC Podcast,” our guest is Brian Banda, CISSP, an Information Security Analyst at DGC. Brian discusses the importance of policy development for businesses. As always, this podcast is brought to you by DGC. For all of your accounting, tax, and advisory services, you can turn to us. Where there’s unique perspective, there’s DGC. Visit our website: www.dgccpa.com

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