Tax Tip: Scammers Don’t Really Give Refunds

July 12th, 2017

picThe FTC has been cracking down on deceptive tech support operations that call or send pop-ups to make people think their computers are infected with viruses.

Recently, a woman who lost money to one of the defendant’s in the FTC cases got a call from someone who claimed to be with a company the FTC sued. (It was a lie. In reality, the company has closed.)

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Tax Tip: Important:OH Workers Comp True Up Due July 31 2017

July 12th, 2017

picThe Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation true-up payment is due on July 31, 2017 for your Ohio employees.

To complete your Ohio BWC true-up, there must be a policy period available for the specific policy year (for private employers, the period is July 1 to June 30) .

  • Please contact us to file this report for you ASAP!
  • Or, let us know if you have already filed it or plan to file it yourself.

Additionally, you will get back a 1% rebate if paid timely. If not paid timely, you run the risk of losing the any group rating plan discount you are currently receiving.

Please note that this does not include non-Ohio workers compensation insurance plans for out-of-state employees.

Tax Tip: Avoid Skimmers At The Pump

July 12th, 2017

picSkimmers are illegal card readers attached to payment terminals — like gas pumps — that grab data off a credit or debit card’s magnetic stripe without your knowledge.

Criminals sell the stolen data or use it to buy things online. You won’t know your information has been stolen until you get your statement or an overdraft notice.

Here are tips to help you avoid a skimmer when you gas up.

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Tax Tip : The FTC Doesn’t Need Your Bank Info

July 6th, 2017

picSome people have gotten an email that claims to be from Maureen Ohlhausen, the FTC’s Acting Chairman.

But it’s not. The email asks you to give your bank account information – so, it says, you can get money from the government’s settlement with Western Union.The email is a scam to steal your financial information.

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Tax Tip: Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

June 19th, 2017

picOhio will have a sales tax holiday from Friday, August 4, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

o    An item of clothing priced at $75 or less;
o    An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and
o    An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.
Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

For more information regarding the sales tax holiday, please refer to the Department’s Sales Tax Holiday Frequently Asked Questions available on the Department’s website at
http://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/salestaxholiday/holidayfaq.aspx.

If you have any additional questions regarding this information, please email or contact at 1-800-304-3211

Tax Tip: An IRS Pilot Program Involving Online Correspondence Exams Have Started

June 13th, 2017

picUp to 8,000 returns which are under audit for discrepancies in itemized deductions and some other issues will get a written invitation to participate in this test program.

These individuals and their tax advisers will be able to communicate with IRS online, for instance, electronically responding to information requests and posting documents.

Of course, they’ll first have to go through procedures to authenticate their identities.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Tax Tip: Attn Seniors: New Medicare Cards Are On The Way

June 7th, 2017

picChanges are coming to your Medicare card. By April 2019, your card will be replaced with one that no longer shows your Social Security number.

And it will all happen automatically – you won’t have to pay anyone or give anyone information, no matter what someone might tell you.

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