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US Supreme Court Declines Review of Cases Upholding New York’s Amazon Tax

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Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to review a pair of cases challenging New York State’s “Amazon Tax,” the …

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Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Executive Forum was Premiere New York Metro Area Event

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Grassi & Co.’s Manufacturing & Distribution (M&D) Practice and Next Opportunity Group hosted the 2013 M&D Industry Executive Forum on …

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Grassi & Co. Releases the Results of the 2013 Manufacturing & Distribution Market Outlook Survey

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Grassi & Co. releases the results of their 2013 Manufacturing & Distribution (M&D) Market Outlook Survey at the M&D Industry Executive Forum …

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Alternative Funds Breakfast Briefing – October 31, 2013

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On Thursday, October 31, 2013, Grassi & Co.’s Financial Services Practice hosted a breakfast seminar, which featured a presentation by Leo P. …

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IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam

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The IRS is warning consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. __________________________________________________________ Victims …

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An IRS Magnet : UBIT Expense Allocations Draw Scrutiny

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The IRS pays attention to how not-for-profit organizations calculate the tax they pay on unrelated business activities. The agency is concerned that …

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Year-End Tax Planning: Not Such A Beautiful Sunset

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As year-end tax planning gets underway for businesses, consideration needs to be given to not only the changes made by …

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Not-for-Profit Manager Nina Bahazheska at Investors Bank Queens NFP Conference

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Investors Bank hosted its first-ever Queens Not-For-Profit Conference entitled The Art of Thriving on Thursday, October 17, 2013.  The seminar was …

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SEC Issues Proposal on Crowdfunding

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Washington D.C., Oct. 23, 2013 – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today voted unanimously to propose rules under the JOBS …

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The IRS Is Up and Running

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The IRS is up and running after the 16-day closure; the longest shutdown in the history of the IRS. The …

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The Art of Thriving: Today and Tomorrow

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Grassi & Co.’s David Rottkamp will be speaking on two panels today during “The Art of Thriving: Today and Tomorrow” …

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New Accounting Standards For Leases Will Affect The Construction Industry

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On May 16, 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an exposure draft on proposed changes to accounting standards …

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John Pellitteri to speak at the WCH’s “How to Overcome the Occurring Healthcare Industry Challenges”

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Final Repair and Capitalization Regulations Issued

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On September 13, the IRS released the final “repair” regulations under Internal Revenue Code section 263 governing when expenses for …

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Grassi & Co. Quarterly Investment Report

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U.S. stocks had strong positive returns in the third quarter, with year-to-date gains now ahead of full-year 2012, which was …

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Earn CLE and CPE Credits: Forensic Accounting for Attorneys & CPAs Conference

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Grassi & Co.’s Yigal Rechtman, CPA, Senior Manager for Forensics and Litigation will be chairing and speaking at a half day …

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Listen for Grassi & Co. on the Radio

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Grassi & Co. will once again be hitting the airwaves.  From now until the super bowl, Grassi & Co. will …

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We’ve Been Nominated

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Grassi & Co. has been selected as one of the nominees for Best of Long Island 2014.  Click here to …

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2013 A&E Market Outlook Survey Results: How Did Your Firm Match Up?

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As a joint effort, Grassi & Co. and Zetlin & De Chiara LLP conducted a survey of architecture and engineering …

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Who Knew College Bound Students Needed Estate Plans?

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Thought Estate Planning was just for older people? Think again.  According to a recent story published by the Wall Street …

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MWBE Compliance and Financial Management – What The Surety Needs to Know

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Grassi & Co.’s  Construction Practice hosted an event for Surety Executives on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.  Geri A. Gregor, CPA …

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PPACA (Obamacare) and DOMA – Impacts on a Construction/A&E Company’s Employee Benefits Plan

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On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Grassi & Co.’s Construction and Architecture & Engineering Practices hosted a breakfast seminar on the …

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IRS Services During the Government Shut Down

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IRS operations will be limited during the federal government shutdown.  On its website, IRS indicates that it will not be …

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What Do You Know About Crowdfunding?

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AN INTRODUCTION TO CROWD FUNDING   This is the first in a series of articles aimed at enhancing your understanding …

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Meeting BBB Charity Standards Associated With Greater Fundraising Results

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September 16, 2013 (New York, NY) - Organizations meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability achieve significantly higher fundraising revenue, …

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HIV Exposure at Work, Treat ASAP

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In the event of a needle stick or blood borne pathogen injury, healthcare workers exposed to HIV at work should …

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Compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule Deadline is 9/23/13 – Are You Ready?

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Under the new HIPAA Mega rule published in January 2013, portions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and portions of the …

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Tax Controversy – Our Women Know Business

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Grassi & Co.’s Noelle Geiger is featured in Long Island Business News Who’s Who Women in Professional Services Part 2. You can …

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Doing Business Internationally? Grassi & Co. Can Help

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Grassi & Co. Practice Highlight: International Services As a result of more U.S.-based, specifically New York-based, companies looking to expand …

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Grassi & Co. Ranked 75th on IPA’s 2013 Top Firms List in the U.S.

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Grassi & Co. is pleased to announce that it was ranked 75th on Top 100 Largest Firms in the U.S. …

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PPACA (Obamacare) and DOMA – Impacts on a Company’s Employee Benefits Plan

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On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Grassi & Co.’s Manufacturing & Distribution (M&D) Practice hosted the second of a series of …

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Don’t Lose Money on Denied Claims – Use the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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The Grassi Healthcare Consulting Group is aware of an increased number of errors related to diagnostic service claims due to …

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Ring, Ring…New York State Sales Tax Calling the Construction Industry

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By: Carl Oliveri. CPA, CFE, and David Shuster, JD, LLM   In its effort to counter the financial burden caused …

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First Major Reform to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act in 40 Years

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By: David M. Rottkamp, CPA, Not-for-Profit Practice Leader The Nonprofit Revitalization Act (“NRA”) was passed by New York State legislature …

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MTA Tax – Appeals Court Reverses, Upholds Tax Against Constitutional Challenge

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On Wednesday 6/26/13, a New York appeals court reversed the ruling that a judge in Nassau County issued last August and determined that …

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US Supreme Court Overturns the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

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Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had required …

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Obama Administration Simplifies, Significantly Shortens Application For Health Insurance

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By: Anne M. Dunne, RN-BC,  MBA, MSCN, Director of Healthcare Management Consulting, Grassi & Co. Last month the Obama Administration released …

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Grassi & Co. featured in Accounting Today’s May issue “Inside the Top 100″

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Grassi & Co. featured in Accounting Today’s May issue “Inside the Top 100.”  Click the image below for a full …

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Reimbursement Guidelines for NPs/PAs

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Grassi & Co.’s Director of Healthcare Consulting, Anne M. Dunne, RN-BC, MBA, MSCNand Diane McKenna of Atlantic Coding and Validations, Inc will be co-presenting …

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Lifting the Fog on Tuberculosis Testing: Everything You Need to Know

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Anne M. Dunne, RN-BC, MBA, MSCN, Director of  Grassi & Co.’s Healthcare Management Consulting Practice will be presenting at the …

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Alternative Funds Breakfast Briefing – May 2, 2013

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On Thursday, May 2, 2013, Grassi & Co.’s Financial Services Practice hosted a breakfast seminar, which featured presentations by Dan Greenhaus, Managing Director …

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Webinar: Blood Borne Pathogens and Exposure Incidents

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Webinar:  May 14, 2013, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Blood Borne Pathogens and Exposure Incidents Presented by Anne Dunne, RN-BC, …

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Sales Tax 101 – What the Contractor Needs to Know

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Capital Improvements and Security Services are being scrutinized by the IRS.  Are you prepared for an audit which can go …

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Medicare EHR Incentive Program News Updates

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Mandated Sequestration Payment Reductions Beginning for Medicare EHR Incentive Program Incentive payments made through the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) …

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Learn How to do Business with NYC Transit, the MTA and Receive Bonding Tips from Grassi & Co.

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      There are certain instances when small businesses are required to obtain bonding – this training session is …

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Grassi & Co. Mentioned in AccountingToday Video of 2013 Top 100 Firms

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Grassi & Co. mentioned in @AccountingToday video of 2013 Top 100 Firms. Editor-in-chief Dan Hood gives an executive summary of …

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New York’s Court Of Appeals Sustains Constitutionality Of “Amazon Tax”

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  Last Thursday, March 28, 2013, New York’s highest court sustained, against constitutional challenges, NYS’s “Amazon Tax.”   Enacted in April …

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Are You Getting the Best Tax Advice?

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Listen for Grassi & Co.’s post tax season ad on CBS 880AM. Click the link to listen to our ad featuring Grassi & Co.’s …

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Did Your Accountant Drop the Ball?

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We’re at it again!  Listen for Grassi & Co.’s post tax season ad on WFAN (101.9 FM and 660 AM) during …

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Don’t Let Termination Hurt Your Business

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BY: GRASSI & CO. ADVISOR STAFF Termination is always painful whether it’s for cause or part of a business’ decision …

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