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6 Security Measures That Protect Small Businesses

Most companies have experienced at least one instance of check theft, in which a bad actor washed a legitimate check and cashed it. Cases of check theft dipped in the early 2010s as companies and banks shored up their security. Most companies…
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IRS: Don’t be victim to "ghost" tax return preparers

WASHINGTON — With the start of the 2020 tax filing season near, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to avoid unethical "ghost" tax return preparers. According to the IRS, a ghost preparer does not sign a tax return they…
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Taxpayers should beware of property lien scam

With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should watch for new versions of tax-related scams. One such scam involves fake property liens. It threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency. Here are some details…
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New requirement for seeking a tax ID number

WASHINGTON — During National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service wants small business taxpayers and the self-employed to know that, starting May 13, an important change will affect the way it issues employer identification numbers,…
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IRS announces multi-year plan

The Internal Revenue Service released today a six-year plan to modernize the agency’s Information Technology systems and improve a variety of taxpayer services critical to the nation’s tax system. The plan outlines a bold strategy to…
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IRS concludes "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams

IRS concludes "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for 2019: Agency encourages taxpayers to remain vigilant year-round. WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up issuing its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams. The IRS reminds…
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71% of Businesses Plan on Investing in Cloud Tech in 2019

83 percent of SMBs think now is a good time to invest in their businesses, with technology, talent, and growth overseas noted as areas of interest. That's according to new data from Bill.com, a maker of digital business payment solutions. SMBs…
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Scams Targeting Taxpayers

Crooks impersonating the IRS either by phone, email or in person cost people their time and money. The IRS urges people to stay vigilant against schemes and scams and avoid becoming a victim. Here are some important tips for taxpayers to…
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New Rule for Sales of Clothing and School Supplies

SPECIFIC REASONS FOR FINDING AN IMMEDIATE DANGER TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE: Section 54 of Chapter 2018-118, Laws of Florida, authorizes the Department of Revenue to promulgate emergency rules to implement the provisions of the…