The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was enacted late in 2017 made several changes to the tax laws affecting tax-exempt organizations, including a new Unrelated Business Taxable Income (“UBTI”) tax rate at a flat 21% for any UBTI over the $1,000 standard deduction. Caution: These changes will make some nonprofit organizations pay federal tax that have never been taxpayers in the past.
Identity theft isn’t just a consumer problem. Criminals steal the identities of businesses, too. In addition to filing fraudulent tax returns, criminals assume the identities of companies to apply for credit, impersonate authorized users and empty bank accounts. Here are five ways you can reduce the chance it will happen to your business.
1. Protect confidential documents
Secure sensitive paper documents such as financial statements, invoices, bank statements and aging schedules in locked file cabinets. Store digital files in secure, password-protected locations.
2. Shred documents you no longer need
When you no longer need sensitive paper documents, destroy them using a cross-cutting shredder. If you need to shred a significant volume of paper, hire a service to destroy documents on your premises.
3. Don’t drop your guard online
Thieves use malware to infect computers and gather sensitive data. They also create fake websites that trick employees into entering login and password i…
At the 2018 International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans annual conference the Department of Labor conducted a training session titled "Conversations with the DOL". Included in the presentation is the list of accounting firms that service multiemployer benefit plans and Novak Francella was listed as the firm servicing the most plans! Follow the link for the full presentation ...