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Cyber Security Resources

Need help with Cyber Security? We compiled a list to make it easier to navigate. Click the links below to learn more. Password Management Software Dashlane | Sticky Password | Password Genie | My1Login | Password Box Credit Monitoring TransUnion | Equifax | Experian ID Theft Protection AllClear ID | Identity Guard | Identity Force | LifeLock National Cyber Security Alliance www.staysafeonline.com Federal Trade Commission www.identitytheft.gov Electronic Crimes Task Force www.secretservice.gov/field_offices.shtml Victims of…

Richardson Chamber Golf Classic

Come out to the Richardson Chamber Golf Classic today. Bland Garvey will be at hole #15 with the air cannon. Just how far can that golf ball go? The 28th Annual Golf Classic won’t be your father’s tournament… by a long shot!  We aim to change your concept of just what a scramble tournament is…

High Cost of Shorting and Overvalued Stocks

Short-sellers play a valuable role in keeping market prices efficient, which is important to the efficient allocation of capital. Larry Swedroe unpacks new research into high shorting costs and overvalued stocks. The U.S. equity lending market, essential for short-selling, has more than $1 trillion in market capitalization on loan, and it accounts for more than…

Equifax Data Breach: What You Need to Know

On Friday, Equifax, one of the major credit reporting bureaus, issued a press release announcing that on July 29 it had discovered “unauthorized access” to data belonging to as many as 143 million U.S. consumers. We have compiled some information that we hope may help you understand what happened and what to do next. As…

Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas

Victims of Hurricane Harvey that took place beginning on Aug. 23, 2017 in parts of Texas may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Texas. Following the recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency,…

White House calls for significant tax cuts and other tax reforms

President Trump on April 26th, just before his “100 days” in office, unveiled his highly-anticipated tax reform outline –the “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs.” The outline calls for dramatic tax cuts and simplification: lower individual tax rates under a three-bracket structure, doubling the standard deduction, and more than halving the corporate…

Treasury to review/re-evaluate tax regulations

The Treasury Department is to undertake a review and re-evaluation of tax regulations issued by the IRS since January 1, 2016. President Trump signed an Executive Order 13789 (“Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens”) ordering this action on April 21. Following its review and re-evaluation, the Treasury Department will make recommendations. Tax regulations The IRS…

Filing season ends with no red flags

The IRS processed more than 128 million returns and issued some 97 million refunds without hitting any major roadblocks by the end of the filing season. As in past years, the vast majority of returns were filed electronically. Likewise, most refunds were deposited electronically. Although the filing season has ended for most individuals, millions are…

FAQ: What are my odds of being audited?

Audit coverage rates are at low levels, the IRS has reported. According to the IRS, the audit coverage rate for individuals fell 16 percent from FY 2015 to FY 2016. The 0.7 percent audit coverage rate for individuals was the lowest coverage rate in more than a decade, the agency added. Selection Process The raw…

May 2017 tax compliance calendar

As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of May 2017. May 1 Employers. File Form 941 for the first quarter of 2017 for…

No bright line between businesses and hobbies

Businesses benefit from many tax breaks. If you are in business with the objective of making a profit, you can generally claim all your business deductions. If your deductions exceed your income for the year, you can claim a loss for the year, up to the amount of your income from other activities. Remaining losses…

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