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How Can An Absentee Owner or Board Member Improve Internal Controls?

Posted by Steven Thompson on Mon, Feb 09, 2015 @ 09:13 AM

Are you an absentee owner of a business, an owner not directly involved in the “books” of the business, a board member of a small volunteer agency, a church, or a small government agency?

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Tags: Financial Statement, Internal Controls, Small Business Accounting

Small Business Accounting: How to Keep Improprieties From Occuring

Posted by Steven Thompson on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 @ 07:56 AM

Does the accounting department in your business handle all the transactions, including payment of bills? Do you ever ask yourself, "How can I be confident that accounting improprieties are not occurring in my business? How do I monitor my accounting staff? How do I know if I'm being taken advantage of?" If so, this article will answer those questions.

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Tags: Internal Controls, Small Business Accounting

Are My Travel Expenses Tax Deductible If Family Members Are With Me?

Posted by Steven Thompson on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 @ 10:15 AM

Often, we hear the question, "Can I deduct travel expenses if family members accompany me on a business trip?" This article gives some general guidelines to help you answer that question.

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Tags: Tax Deductions, Tax Deductible Travel Expenses

How to Prevent Tax-Related Identity Theft

Posted by Steven Thompson on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

A question we sometimes hear is: "I have heard a lot about tax-related identity theft lately. How can I protect myself from this potential problem?" With the amount of identity theft that occurs, this is a good question to think about. Let's discuss some preventative steps you can take to prevent tax-related identity theft.

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Tags: Individual Tax Return, Prevent Tax Identity Theft