State Tax Group (STG) recognizes the importance of observing high standards of corporate practice and business conduct. To this end, STG has adopted a formal Code of Conduct which requires Principals, Directors and staff to maintain high ethical standards in all of their business activities. One of the objectives of the Code of Conduct is to ensure that all persons dealing with STG, including staff, security holders, suppliers, clients, competitors and the community in general can be assured that STG will conduct its affairs in accordance with ethical values and practices.
The Directors and staff are committed to complying with the laws which govern the operations of STG, as well as the rule and spirit of the Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct requires Principals, Directors and staff to, among other things: avoid conflicts of interest between their personal interests and those of STG and its clients;
not take advantage of opportunities arising from their position for personal gain or in competition with STG;
not make improper use of any information acquired by virtue of being a Director or staff member of STG;
deal with security holders, clients, customers, suppliers, competitors and other staff in a manner that is lawful, honest, diligent and fair;
ensure that STG’s assets are protected and only used for authorized and legitimate business purposes;
comply with the other STG policies in place from time to time;
and report any actual or potential breach of the law, the Code of Conduct or other STG policies.
The Code of Conduct also:
confirms that STG aims to provide a work environment in which all staff can excel regardless of race, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual preference or marital status;
confirms STG’s commitment to delivering security holders and the market accurate, timely and up-to-date information within both the letter and spirit of the law, relevant laws, and applicable accounting standards;
and provides protection for those who report violations of the Code of Conduct or other unlawful or unethical conduct, in good faith.
DISCLOSURE REQUIRED BY U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT CIRCULAR 230:
State Tax Group, LLC must inform you that any advice in this communication to you was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, to avoid any government penalties that may be imposed on a taxpayer