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Washington Post: Protect your Social Security benefits after data breaches

Oct 10, 2017
By Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, October 6, 2017 - The irony is not lost on me — nor should it be on you — that National Cyber Security Awareness Month falls at the same time we celebrate Halloween. When…
IRS urges small businesses: Protect IT systems from identity theft

IRS urges small businesses: Protect IT systems from identity theft

May 03, 2018
IR-2018-111, May 3, 2018 WASHINGTON — The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry are warning small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft attempts against employers. Small…
Breaking down the VT House tax bill that Gov. Scott has threatened to veto

Breaking down the VT House tax bill that Gov. Scott has threatened to veto

May 09, 2018
Burlington Free Press, 3/30/18, MONTPELIER - Vermont lawmakers are attempting to change the way Vermont pays for education as part of a wide-ranging tax package. The Vermont House of Representatives started…
Update from the Vermont Department of Taxes

Update from the Vermont Department of Taxes

Jul 31, 2018
2018 Tax Changes The Vermont Department of Taxes has posted some important information about tax law changes effective July 1. Social Security ExemptionAct 11, passed during the 2018 Special Session,…

Scam COVID-19 Contact Tracing Calls

Sep 01, 2020
Scam COVID-19 Contact Tracing calls

Protecting Your Personal Information: Best Practices for Small Businesses

May 08, 2017
Published by the Small Business Committee: Most companies keep sensitive personal information in their files—names, Social Security numbers, credit card, or other account data— that identifies customers…
Follow-up to Equifax Data Breach

Follow-up to Equifax Data Breach

Sep 26, 2017
Since the Equifax data breach was publicly announced on Sept. 8, follow-up questions have been rolling in. To that end, we wanted to provide some additional guidance and updates to help clients navigate…

Nonprofits and Cybersecurity

Oct 24, 2017
BDO United States - Karen Schuler, 5/19/16 Cybersecurity has become a top-of-mind issue for organizations across both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. From the 110 million Target customers whose…

New Medicare Cards: What You Need to Know

Apr 24, 2018
By Copper Leaf Financial - Beginning in May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new identification cards to beneficiaries. The Medicare cards have been redesigned to…

Social Security COLA for 2020 will be 1.6 percent

Nov 07, 2019
Mary Beth Franklin, Investment News 10/10/19 - The Social Security Administration announced Thursday that benefits and the maximum amount of wages subject to payroll taxes will increase by 1.6% in 2020,…