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Are We Part of the Data Breach Problems?

May 24, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Going Concern has an interesting take on data breach problems and asks everyday ordinary data users to re-think their own individual habits that increase the risks of data breaches.   For example: How often do you change your passwords? Have you even signed up for a free personality test that asks you to share personal information? […]

Relax … the busy season is mostly over

May 22, 2018 by OSYB Staff

With all the new tax changes and evolving roles that you could be taking on, it may feel like the stress of the tax season is hanging around longer than it should.  Accounting Today, shares 10 tips to help you rejuvenate after a stressful period:   Celebrate your successes   Inspire with purpose   Recognize […]

6 Labor Law Tips to Have at Your Fingertips

May 17, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Intuit QuickBooks shares labor law tips that will keep your business booming with all the help that you have hired and also keep you in compliance with important labor laws. Be very accurate in identifying  your workers as either 1099 workers or W-2 employees. Establish a visible location to display your labor law poster wherever […]

Stop, Don’t File that 2017 Income Tax Folder Away Yet.

May 15, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Now that the tax deadline has past and you are probably all done, you may have just left that tax file on the corner of your desk.  Don’t file it away yet.  The Journal of Accountancy says now is a great time for you to spend time reviewing your financial plan.  It’s also a great […]

Have you Blundered on these Common Sales Tax Errors?

May 12, 2018 by OSYB Staff

As a business owner, you are charged to collect sales tax from the buyer upon the sale of goods and services  and to pass the tax dollars on to the government.  It sounds like a simple business routine to follow.  Apparently not so, as there are minor deviances in sales tax percentage by state and […]

Beware of These 2018 Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

May 10, 2018 by OSYB Staff

On March 21, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with a warning to taxpayers to remain on alert throughout the year against these aggressive and evolving schemes. This year’s list includes a broad mix of schemes that typically peak during tax-filing season but are ever present […]

Use Public Wi-Fi Safely

May 8, 2018 by Ed Becker

At some point, you may need to access public Wi-Fi to connect for work or personal use, even though you realize that free public Wi-Fi is often hacked, and not always so secure.  So it’s definitely worthwhile to be safety conscious.  TechPluto shares some simple tips to keep your public Wi-Fi use as safe as […]

10 Tax Liabilities You Should Know for 2018

May 4, 2018 by Ed Becker

2017 tax season should be over for most people, but we can always count on tax season coming around soon enough for the 2018 tax year.  Intuit QuickBooks shares 10 things that you could start brushing up on now for next year. 1.       You may be subjected to an alternative minimum tax (AMT), if you […]

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