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10 Business Identify Theft Tips

10 Business Identify Theft Tips

Last year, Ars Technica reports, the IRS shut down an electronic tool for obtaining tax data after a massive fraud operation involving commercial data breaches managed to extract filing data for hundreds of thousands of taxpayers. This year, the IRS is facing a new wave of fraud, as criminals engage in a phishing campaign to obtain employees' W-2 form data.

Fake Rappers Exposed in Biggest Tax Fraud Bust in U.S. History

Fake Rappers Exposed in Biggest Tax Fraud Bust in U.S. History
Tax fraud comes in many shapes and sizes. In fact, the IRS estimates that 17 percent of all taxpayers fail to comply with tax laws in one way or another. Cash-intensive businesses and service industry workers are the worst offenders. The IRS claims that waiters and waitresses underreport their cash tips by an average of 84 percent.

Hulk Hogan's Litigation Financing Lessons

Hulk Hogan's Litigation Financing Lessons

In April, we introduced the growing trend of third-party litigation financing to help offset the cost of litigation. Since then a specific case has catapulted the idea into the mainstream. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Peter Thiel, founding investor in PayPal and Facebook, has provided about $10 million to support pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media

Polunsky Beitel Green

Polunsky Beitel Green

When it comes to business success, longevity is a true virtue. No one knows that better than Allan Polunsky, the founder and managing partner of the law firm Polunsky Beitel Green, based in San Antonio and Dallas. 

3 Huge Family Business Structure Mistakes

3 Huge Family Business Structure Mistakes

Choosing the right business structure can be confusing. The correct structure may hinge on how many employees you have, the type of business you’re in and even how much money you make. These factors, as well as evolving tax laws, can change over time, leaving many family business owners with business structures that simply don’t suit them (for instance, a corporation that should be a partnership).


Taxes and Your Texas Ranch

Taxes and Your Texas Ranch

Do you own a farm or ranch or are you thinking of buying one? For many Texans, in particular, living the ranch life is an American Dream. But how do taxes come into play?

FINANCIAL RISE OF THE ELITE E-ATHLETE (PROFESSIONAL GAMERS)

FINANCIAL RISE OF THE ELITE E-ATHLETE (PROFESSIONAL GAMERS)

The internet has opened a world of possibilities when it comes to earning a living in interesting ways. Case in point: the e-athlete. These professional online gamers play video games…for a living. They make money as other professional athletes do: through competitions, endorsements and, basically, allowing others to watch them play (often, in this case, through YouTube and live streaming).

Can a Family Business Be Innovative?

  • 27 April 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Can a Family Business Be Innovative?

Transgenerational entrepreneurship. This intimidating term is not the latest focus of a People Magazine cover story. Instead, it’s a business succession term used by organizations like Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business to describe the process of passing along not just a family business from generation to generation but the entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities that will enable new streams of wealth.

What Keeps Employees Truly Happy?

  • 26 April 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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What Keeps Employees Truly Happy?

Low unemployment rates are a good thing, right? For business owners, it can be a mixed bag. The current job market means that attracting and retaining top employees is critically important. Essentially, there are more jobs than there are good candidates to fill them.  

Per Diem Travel: Myths You Shouldn't Believe

  • 12 April 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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Per Diem Travel:  Myths You Shouldn't Believe

As we head into business conference season, now is a great time to review the rules concerning business travel expenses. Using a per diem rate to reimburse business travel is often misunderstood. Typically, the record keeping is simpler under this method as the federal government has established fixed reimbursement amounts per day for business travel that cover lodging, meals and incidentals.

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