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Thanks ... and remembrance

Posted By: Bill Sheridan on May 25, 2015 in Uncategorized
  “The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.” — Aaron Kilbourn We owe them a debt we can never repay, but a simple “Thanks” is a good start. This Memorial Day … remember.
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What would Google do, if it were a CPA?

You might have seen the iconic rubber wristbands with the letters WWGD — or maybe you've read the book, What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis. Pictured at left is the linear-vs.-exponential growth curve by Singularity University and Evolution partners in Australia.  That acronym, WWGD, has become the mantra of people and organizations trying to make sense of this rapidly changing and complex world. To many, it means the legendary Google 20 percent time for innovation. For others,...
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Wynne verdict is in: Supreme Court strikes down Maryland tax law

Posted By: Bill Sheridan on May 18, 2015 in Legislative / Regulatory&Taxation
The U.S. Supreme Court has spoken: Double-taxing the income that Maryland residents earn in other states is unconstitutional. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has struck down Maryland’s income tax law because it does not provide state residents with a full credit for tax paid on income that they earned in other states. The Washington Post’s Bill Turque called it “a ruling likely to cost Maryland counties and localities across the country millions of dollars in...
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The future knows no borders. Neither do we.

Our name is the Maryland Association of CPAs, but you know what? The events that impact our profession aren’t confined to Maryland. The people who are transforming our profession aren’t all Maryland residents. To help our members grow in a changing and complex world, we need to attend events from coast to coast. We need to build relationships with smart people everywhere. And so we do. We’ve made a conscious effort to connect with the people who are doing groundbreaking work and...
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Saving your pennies? Meet ‘Porkfolio’

Posted By: Bill Sheridan on May 12, 2015 in Financial Planning
Don’t look now, Benjamin Bankes, but you’ve got company. The face of the AICPA’s "Feed The Pig" financial literacy campaign looks awfully low-tech compared to Quirky’s “Porkfolio” piggy bank. Billed as “the world’s smartest piggy bank,” Porkfolio scans every coin that’s inserted into its belly and shares that information with the “Wink” app “so you can track your balance and set financial goals from afar.” It even...

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