Lucia Kim

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    Beyond Meat and the Rise of Flexitarianism

    Beyond Meat is a name that may be familiar to many, not just to individuals in the food and beverage industry but to the wide general public. Creator of "the world's first plant-based burger that looks, cooks and satisfies like beef," Beyond Meat Inc., is making waves to change up the future of the plant-based protein industry. In May 2019, Beyond Meat became the first publicly listed veggie-meat company raising at least $240 million from their market debut. Despite its initial success, […]

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      State Implication of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

      The Tax Cuts and Job Act (“TCJA”) was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017. The TCJA enacted modifications to the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) that will affect all areas of federal taxes including individual, corporate, partnership and others. State taxes were impacted due to its close relationship with federal tax. Since its enactment late last year, many states have expressed an opinion on the new tax law. For many of the changes, the state tax implication will be dependent upon the state. It is […]

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        Top 5 California Tax Planning Opportunities

        Weather aside, a rapidly growing economy and profitable marketplace has named California one of the most desirable states for new and expanding businesses and individual taxpayers. One major obstacle that taxpayers face when seeking to enter into, or expand in California, is state taxes. California is a high-tax state with some of the highest sales/use, personal income and corporate tax rates in the United States. With proper planning, taxpayers may be able to relieve some of the tax burdens […]

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