SPP MMJ Banking and Offshore Tax Reform

Video interview about banking and offshore tax reform.

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December 5, 2016 / by Stephen P. Pingree

The Cannabis Economy and Tax Issues Commentary

Video interview about the cannabis economy and tax issues commentary.

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December 5, 2016 / by Stephen P. Pingree

Federal and State MMJ Laws and Regulations Update

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December 5, 2016 / by Stephen P. Pingree

MMJ Banking Issues

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December 5, 2016 / by Stephen P. Pingree

Legal Updates for SMB's with Steve Pingree

Video interview on Think Tech Hawaii.

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August 25, 2016 / by Stephen P. Pingree

Hawaii Income Tax Exceptions Changing

While most applicants for the soon to be awarded Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary licenses understand that any business must deal with State and Federal Income taxes, there may be some confusion about the applicability and consequences of the Federal Internal Revenue Code Section 280E.

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May 3, 2016 / by Stephen P. Pingree

Know Your Client & Avoid Becoming A Witness

Note: written for tax practitioners, but good "red flag" focus for taxpayers this tax season. The purpose of this article is to alert Tax Practitioners about the “Red Flags” that may be present during the preparation of tax returns.

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January 20, 2016 / by Stephen P. Pingree

Taxpayer Representation In Uncertain Times

It would seem that with the IRS budget cuts and audit percentages down below 1% for the majority of taxpayers, (read less than $200,000 of AGI) that citizens do not have much to fear these days about tax audits. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

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December 15, 2015 / by Stephen P. Pingree

Business attorney says medical marijuana will generate millions in revenue

The holder of a license for a medical marijuana dispensary operation will employ managers, workers who grow the weed, and others who produce the finished product.

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July 15, 2015 / by Jim Mendoza

New industry could lead to pot of gold

Hawaii is launching an industry that will capitalize on a product that has been legal for 15 years, but relatively inaccessible to its consumers.

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July 17, 2015 / by Lorin Eleni Gill

Clearing Away The Haze From Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Bill

Hawaii’s Legislature has passed a Medical Marijuana Bill that awaits Governor David Ige’s signature to become law. Based on media reports and comments, there appear to be several misconceptions about the bill.

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July 15, 2015 / by Stephen P. Pingree

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Businesses Will Face High Startup Costs, Real Estate Crunch

Hawaii is poised to become the latest state to move forward with a medical marijuana dispensary program, but it won’t be paradise for cannabis entrepreneurs.

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July 8, 2015 / by Tony C. Dreibus / Marijuana Business Daily

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill Will Become Law

Hawaii is poised to become the latest state to move forward with a medical marijuana dispensary program, but it won’t be paradise for cannabis entrepreneurs.

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June 29, 2015 / by Lorin Eleni Gill / Pacific Business News

January 2016 Too Soon? Suggestions For Medical Marijuana Dispensary Application Second Round Planning

Hawaii is poised to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries; as of this posting, HB 321 is in the Governor’s review period. It will become law, or be vetoed, this month and effective July 1, 2015.

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June 10, 2015 / by Stephen P. Pingree