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13 Jun
Blockchain, Transportation, Freight, Cargo

Consider: Blockchain Uses in Transportation

Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), and other “Modern” methods of transparent financial transactions have been at the top of my mind this year as ... more
13 Jun
Distributed Ledger Technologies, Blockchain

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies are more than “Just Currency”

Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) are simple in nature and complex in operations. DLTs hold real promise in their ability to reduce “Friction”. Friction ... more
13 Jun
Goldman Sachs, Apple

Goldman Sachs, Apple Team Up on New Credit Card

My prediction ApplePay “Crypto” is not too far away … Apple wants in the Crypto-Arena. Goldman Sachs and Apple are preparing to launch a new joint ... more
16 May
Lerwick, Scotland, Daniel Morris, Morris D'Angelo, CPA

Today, The Future of Bitcoin was Determined in Lerwick, Scotland

Today I was in the village of Lerwick, Scotland (bay of clay), the largest city and main port of the Shetland Islands, a group of several hundred islands between ... more
1 May
crypto forking, cryptocurrency, bitcoin

Forking the Crypto Highways: What? Why? When?

New Technologies and new Eras have several common defining aspects; one is the new language or refined definitions. Forking Crypto is one of them. Take the era ... more
16 Apr

2018 Car and Truck Depreciation Limits

For this year's 2018 Depreciation Limits, business use vehicles offer opportunities and challenges. Claiming depreciation as a business expense for personally ... more
14 Apr
Digital Privacy, Internet Security, Personal Data, Personal Information, Privacy, Social Media

Privacy in the Digital Age: When the Product is Free … You are the Product

This has been known in most Web 2.0 (Wikipedia) circles since it’s inception. Products, Services, and Information with Internet portals like Facebook, SnapChat, ... more
31 Mar
Crypto, Cybercurrency, Bitcoin, LiteCoin, DASH, Ethereum, Ripple

Another Cryptocurrency Primer of Our Cyber Universe: Who, What, and Why They Differ

Who are the major players I think you should be aware of What’s a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization)? If Cyber Currency is so Great, Why are ... more
28 Mar
Oregon Business Council, Washington DC, Portland Business Alliance

Two Days in Washington DC: Understanding What Could Be and How It’s Done

Generally speaking we all desire the same outcomes and benefits. Our processes are different. Politicians desire robust economies with happy, healthy, and ... more
26 Mar
2018 Tax Law, Entity Classification, New Tax Act

The New Tax Code: Consider Savvy Restructuring

We won't say we were barraged with questions of concern after the announcement of the most sweeping U.S. tax legislation in more than 30 years, but pretty darn ... more
13 Mar
Disaster Preparedness, earthquake, forest fires, Santa Rosa, CalCPA , Emergency, San Francisco

Disaster Preparedness Part II: Preparation Now Defeats Panic Later

Nature is a harsh mistress. Changing conditions, from calm to an angry fury can suddenly and frequently happen without notice. Knowing what to do when nature ... more
6 Mar
Ed Kless, Podcast, Sage North America, SageNAmerica

I'm with Ed Kless this Morning on the @SageNAmerica Advice Podcast

I was invited to participate in a Podcast with fellow Verasage Fellow Ed Kless (@EdKless) last week about the new changes to the US Tax Code. Well, it's published. ... more
18 Feb
Economic Growth, Economic Velocity, Financial Literacy, Physical Economy, Psychological Economy

Driven: The Psychological Economy vs. Physical Economy

We are driven by what we Believe more than what we Know. Our beliefs are powerful and our emotional outlook drives many of our behaviors. Relating this to ... more
17 Feb
Ask Questions, Clarity, Happy Employees, Speaking Up

Ask Why and the Ramifications of Speaking Up

I Believe That It Is Important to Ask Questions Toward Clarity Often, it takes two halves to make a whole Ask Why A couple of weeks ago I came across a ... more
16 Feb
Consumer Spending, Economy, Interest Rates, Recession, Savings

Consumer Spending Hits a 6-Year High

As savings decline and consumer debt increases, the likelihood of future reductions in consumer demand will send shockwaves through the business economy as produc... more
15 Feb
Disaster Preparedness, earthquake, forest fires, Santa Rosa, CalCPA , Emergency

Disaster Preparedness Part I

As I reflect on the recently passed 2017, I’m tallying those things that I am most grateful for. One of them is my involvement with the California CPA (CalCPA) ... more
28 Jan
Deductions, Incentives, Sexual Harassment, Tax Code, Tax Deductible

The New Tax Code Just Made Sexual Harassment More Expensive

Tax incentives still matter. While “follow the money” is an excellent concept for seeking greater information about “what has happened”, by identifying and ... more
22 Jan

The Crypto Battlefield: Financial Visionaries vs. The Regulators

A Primer on Disruptive Technologies and the Regulator’s Positions Mark Twain has been credited with expressing that “History doesn’t repeat itself but it ... more
9 Jan
Bitcoin, Cyber Currency, Dash, Ethereum, LiteCoin, Monero, Peercoin, Ripple

I Am Crypto

I am Crypto and Need to be Free Please, allow me to introduce myself, I am Crypto. I have many names: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, and many others. I am a ... more
3 Jan
Entity Classification, new Tax Act, 2018 Tax Law

Entity Classifications Under the New Tax Act

Welcome to 2018 and your new 2018 Tax Laws. If you are not aware, there is a new Tax Law that will affect all of you in our Professional care this year. We know, ... more
21 Dec
Business, Morris+D’Angelo, Portland Oregon, Trending, Video

Cryptocurrency: New Business Model Implementations, Not for Amateurs

The modern world of economics now includes cryptocurrencies where there are lagging, coincident and leading indicators. In the arena of new business model implem... more
20 Dec
2017 Congress, Tax Reform, Wealth Preservation

Our Road Map to Understanding the Pending Tax Reform

Taxation in the USA is a delicate balance of social policy, fantasy economics, revenue raising, and a solid dose of political hope that it lasts long enough to get ... more
18 Dec

Part II: How Public Is Your Elevator Pitch

Last month I shared how “Wowed” I was with the Public Elevator Pitch I saw in the lobby of the International Law Offices of Stephenson Harwood (Hong Kong) while ... more
17 Dec
Business Relationships, Business Travel, Human Touch, Professionalism

Traveling Part II: On the Road and Across the Pond(s) and Into 2018

I’m finally on my way home to be with my wife and family over the Holidays and I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been on the road traveling it seems this last ... more
29 Nov
Daniel Morris, Founder, Oregon, Portland, Start-Up

Start Ups: The Start-Up is an Attitude, Not an Age

Why is Your New Business is a Start-Up and My Old Business Not We all know young individuals who impress us as adolescents or pre-adolescents with how they behave ... more
28 Nov
Elevator Pitch, Services, Business Pitch

How Public is Your Elevator Pitch

In Business, it takes every Employee, every Partner, every Team Member and Friend, who should know and understand what the Enterprise (business) is going after? ... more
28 Nov
Bitcoin hype, bitcoin, cybercurrency

Cryptocurrency Fuels More Hype than Fear

Let me explain After a few short years of investing in cryptocurrency and preaching its gospel, it appears that some venture-capital experts are finally listen... more
27 Nov
Tax Reform, USA Tax, 2017 Tax Preparation, CPA

The Future of Tax Reform is a Long and Winding Road

What are some of the things we should be thinking about? It will have hills and valleys and undulations and peaks, vistas, views and frustration We are a ... more
2 Nov
Tax Preparedness, Tax Avoidance, Tax Projections

Tax Series: Capital Gains and Tax Projection

It’s the middle of October 2017 and not only have we “just” completed our Company Retreat but a whole readjusting, reconnecting and reprioritizing our ... more
1 Nov
London, Business Travel, Daniel Morris,, CPA, Portland Oregon

The Human Touch: Optimizing My Time Across the Pond

It’s All About the Human Touch and how we connect with People Business is People: the Customer Experience and Keeping Commitments Sometimes business ... more
30 Oct
Economics, Daniel Morris, Homer Simpson

Economics: Spock vs. Homer Simpson

Classical economics is built on the assumption that people make rational decisions based on the desire to increase their economic well-being. In some groups ... more
29 Oct
Principled Leadership

Principled Leadership is Always Superior to Rules-Based Methods

Regardless of your profession, I am convinced there is a conflict between those that believe in principle-driven decisions (Principled Leadership) and those that ... more
19 Sep
international tax enforcement, Data Investigations

New International Tax Enforcement Programs

I have been spending plenty of time in 2017 for what seems like an endless slipstream of travel; mostly to Europe and this Fall, I'll be investing some time in Asia ... more
18 Sep
Bitcoin, Commerce, Cryptocurrency, Money, Cash

Money is the Lubricant of Commerce... or Is It?

Money is a funny thing. It means so much to so many. "Money is the lubricant of commerce." Or is it? Ever wonder what money is? Is it value? Is it merely ... more
16 Sep
Cross Border Tax, Hong Kong, Global Taxation, Global Commerce, World Commerce

The Global Governmental Crusade Against Cross-Border Tax Effectiveness

Business owners and individual taxpayers are constantly in a natural tug-of-war with governments and their tax authorities. It is well understood that the world's ... more
15 Sep
Equifax, Hack

Equifax Hack

Stop and Read What Morris+D'Angelo Advises for the Equifax Hack I have a strong feeling that you're aware of the latest security breach at one of the major ... more
24 Aug
Economics, Milton Friedman

Economics: Four Ways to Spend Money

Economics has always intrigued me. I remember a professor spending days lecturing about money supply, interest rates, demand, inflation, and other metrics; only to ... more
18 Aug
Asset Protection, Daniel Morris, Portland, Oregon

Asset Protection, Trust Planning, and Letter of Wishes

My long-awaited trip to Idaho to pick up my restored 1997 Porsche Targa 911 SC finally arrived. I flew with my brother Mike the other day to Idaho to pick up my ... more
17 Aug
Tax Project, Tax Planning, Daniel Morris, CPA

Tax Projects vs Tax Planning

We're Not Normal and We Don't Expect You to Be Either When It Comes to Your Tax Planning, Tax Projections and Forecasting Our accounting firm's Customer-Base ... more
16 Aug
School Budgets, Textbooks, Tuition

It's Time to Build Your Back-to-School Budget

We just left behind record-setting 100-degree summer weather in Portland, Oregon. The cool temperatures of the Oregon Coast are still calling, and it’s time for ... more