Payroll theft comes in all shapes and sizes and often lies hidden below the surface. Fraudsters who perpetrate ghost employee schemes use the shadow of another employee to cover their tracks. One of the best ways to prevent payroll theft is to understand what ghost employees are, and the motives behind their creation. Through a real-life case study, we look at how payroll fraud can be perpetrated, then offer strategies to uncover and prevent this kind of fraud.
The IRS announced a moratorium on the popular Employee Retention Credit through at least the end of 2023. Here’s what you need to know about the moratorium.
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There’s a new law that should be on the radar screen of most small- and medium-sized business owners. The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), passed in 2021, will require many businesses to take action in 2024. Now is the time for business owners to be aware of what’s coming down the pike with the new law, understand how they might be affected and the steps they need to take to comply.
If you’re one of the half million Americans who purchased an electric vehicle so far in 2023, you might be eligible for a tax credit.
There’s new guidance for businesses and nonprofits that are subject to the relatively new lease accounting standard.
If advertisements about the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) have grabbed your attention, you’re not alone. Scammers have jumped on the opportunity to convince business owners to claim this potentially lucrative tax credit. Here’s what you need to know about the ERC, who qualifies and how to avoid falling victim to a scam.