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Apr
24

3 Red Flag Indicators of Occupational Fraud

 

What’s one thing that all businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and governments have in common? Unfortunately, it’s occupational fraud. According to the ACFE’s 2014 Report to the Nationson Occupational Fraud and Abuse, the median loss caused by a single case of occupational fraud is $145,000 and 22% of all frauds result in losses of more than $1 million.

Watch as Michael Maddox discusses red flag indicators of fraud including expense account variances and employee behavioral changes.

Apr
21

While churches and religious organizations are exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code section 501(a), as well as exempt from filing an annual information return (Form 990), the IRS still has the authority to conduct civil tax inquiries and examinations of the organization’s books and records. However, Congress has taken a bite out….

Apr
16

Are We There Yet? Planning When to Retire

 

There are many factors to consider when planning for retirement.In order to determine the most financially savvy age for retirement, consider all sources of retirement money from both you and your spouse and the type of lifestyle that you would like to live during retirement. Watch as Willie Teel and Laurie Holloway discuss creating a….

Apr
06

The WOTC was extended through December 31, 2014, by the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. This credit is applicable to taxable employers hiring workers within targeted groups—including certain qualified veterans—and can be claimed as a general business credit against their income tax. Before employers can claim the credit, they must obtain certification from a….

Apr
02

Kicking Off the JV Team the Right Way: Joint Ventures for Contractors

 

It’s important for contractors to be increasingly creative when looking for new projects, and joint ventures are often a great way to improve the bottom line of all involved parties. However, as with any partnership, it’s important to determine the terms in an agreement before beginning. Watch as Bruce Averett and Dan Holliday discuss how joint ventures can benefit contractors.