Employer-Provided Disaster Relief & COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are looking for tax-advantaged ways to help their employees with additional expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic. Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code provides the answer. On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared COVID-19 a national disaster under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency[ … ]

Proposition 207: Arizona Voters Vote To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Arizona has voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, a decade after the state legalized medicinal cannabis.  The measure is a win for Arizona’s marijuana community and businesses. Four years ago, voters rejected a ballot measure to legalize marijuana that fractured the pro-cannabis community in Arizona. This go around, backers of Prop. 207 sought consensus[ … ]

Josephine Giordano to speak at the National Cannabis Business Symposium

Josephine Giordano, a Director in BeachFleischman’s Financial Forensics and Business Valuation Services Group, will be giving two presentations at the National Cannabis Business Symposium on October 26-27. She will present on the topics of “Dealing with Disruption After COVID-19” and an “Arizona Update: Growth on the Horizon.” Ms. Giordano is the Chairperson of the Arizona[ … ]

Arizona’s Burgeoning Cannabis and Hemp Industry

Earlier this year, BeachFleischman’s Josephine Giordano moderated a panel discussion for the newly formed ASCPA Cannabis Special Interest Section covering legal and regulatory challenges, dispensary operations, and accounting and tax issues for cannabis and hemp industry in Arizona. Her article about that panel discussion will be in the May/June issue of AZ CPA magazine.