Equifax Hacked: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

As many of you probably already know, one of the three credit reporting agencies, Equifax, was hit by a massive hack several days ago. Exposing millions of American’s addresses, driver’s licenses, social security numbers, dates of birth, and other sensitive personal information that could be used to steal an identity. Because of the size and scope Read more about Equifax Hacked: What You Can Do to Protect Yourself[…]

SCAM ALERT: Better Business Bureau Catches New QB Scam

Recently the Better Business Bureau reported that it had learned of a new email scam going around, targeting QuickBooks users. While the scam has targeted small businesses in particular, anyone is capable of being targeted for this scam. Clients should be alert for the following: Any email that claims to be from QuickBooks. Do NOT open Read more about SCAM ALERT: Better Business Bureau Catches New QB Scam[…]

Tax Info Update: Employers Face New Jan. 31 W-2 Filing Deadline; Some Refunds Delayed Until Feb. 15

Today the Internal Revenue Service reminded employers and small businesses that the new deadline for filing W-2 Forms is January 31st. In addition, the IRS announced that it must hold some refunds until February 15th. A new Federal law, designed to help the IRS detect and prevent refund fraud, will accelerate the W-2 filing deadline Read more about Tax Info Update: Employers Face New Jan. 31 W-2 Filing Deadline; Some Refunds Delayed Until Feb. 15[…]

Tax Info Update: NE Tax Credit For Volunteer Firefighters & EMTs

Refundable Individual Income Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responders (LB 886 – Operative for taxable years beginning or deemed to begin on or after January 1, 2017) Beginning with tax year 2017, qualified active volunteer emergency responders, rescue squad members, and firefighters receive a refundable income tax credit equal to $250 beginning with the second taxable year in which the Read more about Tax Info Update: NE Tax Credit For Volunteer Firefighters & EMTs[…]

Questionable mailer sparks warning from Secretary of State

From the office of John Gale, Nebraska Secretary of State: LINCOLN – A questionable mailer that has made the rounds in several states is starting to show up in Nebraska. It’s prompted a flood of calls to the Secretary of  State’s office. “This is not necessarily new, complaints about this direct-mailer have been reported in other Read more about Questionable mailer sparks warning from Secretary of State[…]

IRS Provides Penalty Relief to Farmers and Fisherman

WASHINGTON– The Internal Revenue Service has announced today that it will provide relief from the estimated tax penalty for farmers and fishermen unable to file and pay their 2012 taxes by the March 1 deadline due to the delayed start for filing tax returns. The delay stems from this month’s enactment of the American Taxpayer Read more about IRS Provides Penalty Relief to Farmers and Fisherman[…]