Lucia Kim

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    Resiliency During COVID-19: Food and Beverage Supply Chain

    Companies across the food supply chain have been working hard to face the unique challenges that have come to fruition in the COVID-19 era. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food at-home (which includes groceries) grew by 2.6 percent from March to April 2020, noting this was the largest monthly increase since February 1974. To meet these demands, suppliers were forced to expand business hours, hire more people and work more days […]

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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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