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What To Do In the Case of a Fraudulent Return

on August 28, 2015

Identity theft is an unfortunate reality.

According to the Wall Street Journal, over 800 million individual records have been stolen through major information breaches in the past three years, e.g. when databases such as Target or Anthem were compromised. With these numbers, every individual in the U.S. could have had their information stolen 2.5 times.

What happens when this information turns into a fraudulent return? Read on for more info!

Where's my refund? Why is the amount different?

on August 03, 2015

Each year, about 80% of the almost 150 million total tax filers get a refund.

Millions of these taxpayers are surprised when their refund is less than expected, delayed or never comes at all. Here are some of the common reasons why the IRS changes, holds or takes refunds.

Beware of Penalties on Health Reimbursement Plans

on July 21, 2015

In the past, companies could give employees an allotment of money sufficient to reimburse them for their costs of buying coverage or a portion of it.

They found this to be less expensive and have less administrative costs than having a group insurance plan to manage. As long as the employees could show proof that these funds were being used for this purpose, the funds were excludable from taxable income for the employees. Alternatively, companies could pay the premiums directly.

This has, however, changed.

CA Sick Leave Law: Amendments Coming with AB304

on July 28, 2015

California’s Sick Leave Law took effect on July 1, 2015. The California Legislature has formulated amendments to what is officially known as the Healthy Workplaces, Health Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA).

The proposed amendments, appearing in Assembly Bill 304, would treat some of the Paid Sick Leave Law’s worst maladies. To read the full text of the proposed amendments, click here.

What the Doctor Ordered? California's New Sick Leave Law

on July 08, 2015

On September 10, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.”

The HWHFA is meant to provide protection to California employees to ensure, among other things, that they are able to address their own health needs and those of their families.

This new law took effect January 1, 2015 and requires California employers to provide paid sick leave benefits to their employees beginning July 1, 2015.

Read on for some important guidance and clarifications.


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3501 Tully Road Suite B • Modesto CA 95356
(209) 526-3091 • (209) 526-2287