Beware IRS Tax Filing Scams

On March 8th, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Security by 0 Comment

The IRS has released its annual ranking of tax scams that are perpetrated on an unsuspecting public. The IRS wants taxpayers to be aware of the scams that abound and they range from identity theft to tax return preparation fraud. IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman warns, “Scam artists will tempt people in-person, on-line and by e-mail..

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Are You Ready For New gTLDs and the Planned Internet Changes?

On January 5th, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Security by 0 Comment

In an article by Maria Crimi Speth she writes about the “Generic top level domains,” (gTLDs). The article explains:   In 2012, we may not see the end of the world, but we will see the end of the Internet world as we know it.  Currently, there are roughly two dozen generic top level domains known..

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Is Your Anti-Virus Set on Auto?

On October 13th, 2011, posted in: Security by 0 Comment

It sounds like a simple thing, but amazingly many people forget to set their anti-virus software on auto-update and auto-scan.

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Wrap it Up!

On May 12th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Security by 0 Comment

Since our firm is totally paperless, after year-end we burn a CD for each client with all the documents supporting their income tax returns. Amazingly enough, we call it a Tax Support CD and we label it by year. This gives our clients all the documents they would need in case they were audited but it doesn’t mean that they’ll have boxes or file drawers full of papers. Included on the Tax Support CD are all of their bank statements along with our reconciliation reports, all the bills we have paid for them, any receipts they have given to us, sales tax and payroll reports, financial statements, any pertinent correspondence, W2s and 1099s that we sent or received for them, etc.

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Security threats lurking in discarded photocopiers!

On May 5th, 2011, posted in: Security, Uncategorized by 0 Comment

We all photocopy or scan personnel information and other sensitive business data. Imagine that information sitting in a warehouse where photocopiers are being stored for resale and your private personal or business data can be accessed by whoever purchases the unit? Not good!

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