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The connection between fraud and geometry

The connection between fraud and geometry

November 6, 2019
Fraud experts have long suggested that the presence of three conditions, known as the “fraud triangle,” greatly increases the likelihood that an employee will commit fraud. Over the years, this conceptual framework has been expanded to become a “fraud diamond.” Understanding these models can help you protect your business.
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Take advantage of the gift tax exclusion rules

Take advantage of the gift tax exclusion rules

November 6, 2019 0 comments
Annual gifts are only one way to transfer wealth to your loved ones. There may be other effective tax and estate planning tools.
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IRA charitable donations are an alternative to taxable required distributions

IRA charitable donations are an alternative to taxable required distributions

November 6, 2019
Are you charitably minded and have a significant amount of money in an IRA? If you’re age 70½ or older, and don’t need the money from required minimum distributions, you may benefit by giving these amounts to charity.
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Thinking about converting from a C corporation to an S corporation?

Thinking about converting from a C corporation to an S corporation?

November 6, 2019
The right entity choice can make a difference in the tax bill you owe for your business. Although S corporations can provide substantial tax advantages over C corporations in some circumstances, there are plenty of potentially expensive tax problems that you should assess before making the decision to convert from a C corporation to an S corporation.
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Setting up a Health Savings Account for your small business

Setting up a Health Savings Account for your small business

November 6, 2019
Given the escalating cost of employee health care benefits, your business may be interested in providing some of these benefits through an employer-sponsored Health Savings Account (HSA). For eligible individuals, HSAs offer a tax-advantaged way to set aside funds (or have their employers do so) to meet future medical needs.
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Encourage sales staff to walk an ethical line

Encourage sales staff to walk an ethical line

November 6, 2019
Too often sales staffs are encouraged to focus on short-term goals, which makes them more likely to do “whatever it takes” to get a sale. It’s up to you and your managers to prioritize the kind of ethical behavior that’s crucial to your company’s long-term success.
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Expenses that teachers can and can’t deduct on their tax returns

Expenses that teachers can and can’t deduct on their tax returns

August 28, 2019
For 2019, qualifying educators can deduct some of their unreimbursed out-of-pocket classroom costs under the educator expense deduction. This is an “above-the-line” deduction, which means you don’t have to itemize your deductions in order to claim it.
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The tax implications of a company car

The tax implications of a company car

August 28, 2019
Providing an auto for an owner’s or key employee’s business and personal use comes with complications and paperwork. Personal use will have to be tracked and valued under the fringe benefit tax rules and treated as income. This article only explains the basics.
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When the early bird commits the fraud, you need to catch it

When the early bird commits the fraud, you need to catch it

August 28, 2019
Early revenue recognition has long accounted for a substantial portion of financial statement fraud. By recording revenue early, a dishonest business seller or an employee under pressure to meet financial benchmarks can significantly distort profits.
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Why your phone may be a fraud risk

Why your phone may be a fraud risk

August 7, 2019
In only a decade, mobile phones have completely changed our daily lives. Unfortunately, fraud has kept pace with technology. To protect your personal information, you need to be aware of the constantly evolving threats.
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Take a closer look at home office deductions

Take a closer look at home office deductions

August 7, 2019
Be aware that claiming expenses on your tax return for a home office has long been a red flag for an IRS audit, since many people don’t qualify. But don’t be afraid to take a home office deduction if you’re entitled to it. You just need to pay close attention to the rules to ensure that you’re eligible — and make sure that your recordkeeping is complete.
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The tax implications of being a winner

The tax implications of being a winner

August 7, 2019
If you’re lucky enough to be a winner at gambling or the lottery, congratulations! After you celebrate, be ready to deal with the tax consequences of your good fortune.
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