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How to Work With a Forensic Accountant

Forensic accountants are professionals who have received specialized training to uncover fraud and protect against fraud threats. They’re uniquely qualified to review financial statements and…

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Filing Charges Against a Fraudster

After occupational fraud has been discovered, some companies choose to quietly terminate the employee, hoping to cut the company’s losses, preserve its reputation, and move…

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Ten Internal Controls to Reduce the Potential for Payroll Fraud

Your payroll clerk must be one of your most trusted employees. After all, they are the one with the most responsibility for all of your…

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Protect Your Company From Cyberattacks by Adopting Zero Trust

Some organizations struggle to prevent cyberattacks because they rely on cybersecurity tools and techniques that protect only their perimeter. Perpetrators who make it past a…

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How Fraud Perpetrators Target Military Personnel and Veterans

According to the Federal Trade Commission, veterans lost approximately $60 million to fraud in 2020. Active-duty military personnel and their spouses and dependents also suffered…

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IRS Issues ERC Guidance as Congress Mulls Early Termination

The IRS has published new guidance on the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The credit was created in March 2020 to encourage employers to keep their…

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Gift or Kickback? It’s a Fine Line

Your employees shouldn’t accept any gift offered with the intent to improperly influence business decisions — or even one that merely appears to compromise their…

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SBA Streamlines Forgiveness for Smaller PPP Loans

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released new guidance intended to expedite the forgiveness process for certain borrowers under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The…

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Is an LLC the Right Choice for Your Small Business?

Perhaps you operate your small business as a sole proprietorship and want to form a limited liability company (LLC) to protect your assets. Or maybe…

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The Deductibility of Corporate Expenses Covered by Officers or Shareholders

Do you play a major role in a closely held corporation and sometimes spend money on corporate expenses personally? These costs may wind up being…