How to Protect Yourself from Employment Tax fraud

Posted by Josie Harris-WaltonDec 14, 20210 Comments

Any company that pays wages to employees must pay employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These two taxes consist of Social Security tax and Medicare tax. Employers must deduct half of these taxes from the employee's wages and pay the other half themselves. Taxes must be paid eit...

Tax Preparer Penalties to Avoid

Posted by Josie Harris-WaltonNov 24, 20210 Comments

Year-end is just around the corner, and before you know it, it will be tax time. Now is an excellent time to brush up on the tax laws to avoid making any tax preparer errors that could cost you penalties with the IRS.  What is a Tax Preparer? A tax preparer is someone who prepares tax returns an...

Virtual Currency Fraud – What You Should Know

Posted by Josie Harris-WaltonAug 17, 20210 Comments

Cybercrime and fraud are on the rise these days. The pandemic spurred on a flurry of new attacks, and 2020 was the worst year yet for cybercrime, including virtual currency fraud. What is Cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency (“crypto”) is a digital currency that you can use to buy products and service...

What is Conservation Easement?

Posted by Josie Harris-WaltonJul 27, 20210 Comments

A conservation easement is a voluntary, legally binding agreement that limits the use of a parcel of land permanently for the purpose of preservation. The agreement may be between a landowner, a state agency, a land trust, or another qualified entity. Although these agreements can be used for la...