June 3, 2011About 1% of unlucky Americans receive notice via the mail or by phone that their tax return is being given a second look by the IRS. In other words…they are being audited. Clearly, one’s first reaction is fear, and this may simply be a reaction to the unknown. But that doesn’t have to be the case. The government itself publishes a significant amount of information regarding audits—including defining the term, offering frequently asked questions, discussing your rights during an audit, and offering guidance on what to do if you DISAGREE with findings. The Internal Revenue Service has even produced a video series, Your Guide to an IRS Audit, which follows three taxpayers through the complete audit process. The absolute worst thing you can do is ignore an IRS audit notice—facing it head on is your best course of action. Ignoring a notice only leads to penalties and potentially more tax years going under the microscope advises Jim Buttonow, a former IRS Agent and Large Case Audit Team Coordinator who worked in the Service for 19 years. Visit his site www.irsmind.blogspot.com to see his 5 rules to follow if facing an IRS audit. As your trusted advisor, we are here to offer the support you need. We can work with the IRS on your behalf.
These days, we seem to have endless articles on IT security while traveling, but far fewer on physical safety. Because summer can be big travel months for many businesses, we put together the following list of tips to help keep you safe while away from home.
As your trusted advisor, we are always looking for ways to improve your financial health—and that doesn’t stop at business activity. We also want to support you with tips to help you save money in your personal life as well.
June is national safety month, and it never hurts to remind your clients and community that safety always comes first. Our goal with this blog is to help you augment your marketing initiatives with a few ideas around safety. While we can’t cover every industry in a single post, we hope that you find the tips below useful and that they spark some innovative new marketing ideas!