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4 Tips to Help Your Clients Avoid Tax Season Phishing Scams

It’s tax season and the phishing is … easy? Unfortunately, yes, it is. Despite all the warnings about fraud at this time of year, the IRS still reports phishing as the number one tax scam that many people – including accounting firm clients – fall victim to. As your clients’ trusted advisor, you can help…

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VERTACCOUNT Q3 EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION EVENT

Last October 27, 2017, Vertaccount celebrated the 3rd quarter employee recognition event with a dinner buffet party held at Vikings SM Jazz Mall. This fun-filled buffet dining experience has become one of the most exciting traditions in Vertaccount. It is an opportunity to celebrate success. The event was hosted by our accountants – Jogenn Gagarin and…

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Creating Work-Life Harmony Using Automation

The arrival of cloud technology and artificial intelligence has brought great change and potential, however concurrently it also inspires concern about what it means for the future of the accounting profession. The accounting industry has undeniably been reshaped by automation and will only continue to evolve. However, as I shared at my session at Accountex Boston recently,…

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4 Top Tips on Running a Business Remotely

We live in an era of innovation and infinite possibilities. Today’s ambitious leaders in all fields and the technology made available to the public make for previously unthinkable feats of ingenuity, leadership, and motivation. In other words, if you want to do something, you have an insane number of tools at your disposal to do it. One…

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Top 10 Ted Talks for Entrepreneurs

Looking to filter through the noise and watch only the most practical Ted Talks to point you in the direction of entrepreneurial success? Here’s 10 on varied topics to get you started. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment with your own recommendations. Everyone’s listening! 1. Tim Urban on the inner mindset of a procrastinator. Procrastination…

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Email Scam Mimics Executives in Fleecing W-2 Forms

As part of its “Don’t Take the Bait” campaign, the IRS is warning tax professionals of emails that target employees’ W-2 forms, following a fourfold increase in such cases during the 2017 filing season. The scam, called business email compromise (BEC), “is one of the most dangerous phishing email schemes trending nationwide from a tax administration perspective,”…

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Can You Multitask?

I thought I was great at multitasking, or dealing with more than one task at the same time. Do you think you are great at multitasking? You start your day off with a list and are short on time so you multitask on projects. Or you work on a project and answer e-mails at the…

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5 Ways That Failing Prepares You for Success

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill Hopefully, most of us won’t stumble from failure to failure too much before tasting sweet success, however the sentiment behind the famous Brit’s saying is true: failure can be a stepping stone to success. The part about not losing enthusiasm is…

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How to Avoid Online Fraud

Fraud differs from identity theft. Stealing one’s identity involves stepping into another’s shoes, actually opening accounts and loans, and then not paying. Fraud is stealing one’s funds through forgery and/or use of unauthorized credit cards. Conducting business over the internet exposes merchants to the greater risk of losses due to fraud. Therefore, risk management and…

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