Category Archives: Fraud

Appeals Court Rules Corporation Can’t Deduct Excise Tax Not Paid As Tax Deduction


Federal corporate taxpayers may not deduct as a cost of goods sold expense an excise tax expense that was never actually incurred or paid according the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals just-released ruling in Sunoco, Inc. v. United States, No. 2017-1402 (November 1, 2018). Continue reading

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Protect Your Website & Website Data Against Cybersecurity Threats


US-CERT urges organizations and individuals to tighten website security Continue reading

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IRS Warns About Refund E-Mail Scam


In an April 9 news release, the IRS identifies a new bogus email pretending to be from “IRS Refunds,” and containing a link that connects to a fake page where thieves try to steal personally identifiable information, such as Social … Continue reading

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Take Your Preventive Medicine


Better planning and management can head off most but not all problems. Sometimes stuff happens even when you do everything right. Either way, better management usually minimizes the damage and makes it easier to clean up the mess. It’s never … Continue reading

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Businesses Must Prepare To Respond For Potential Data Breach To Timely Meet Notice & Other Response Duties


Businesses that experience data breaches affecting customer banking credit card, tax, social security or certain other personal financial or other sensitive information like those reported by like Chipotle, Target, Home Depot and a growing multitude of other businesses generally bear a legal … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Ruling Boosts Arbitration Agreements’ Enforcability 


Employers and businesses should review their options to use arbitration and possible enhanced duty to arbitrate under arbitration agreements based on new SCOTUS Kindred Health decision. Continue reading

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Homeland Security Issues Urgent Cyber Warning To US Businesses


U.S. agencies are warning U.S. businesses to batten down their cyber security defenses to guard against a WannaCry ransomware cybersecurity threat sweeping the Globe. Continue reading

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