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Does Your Business Take Identify Theft Seriously? How To Avoid The Business Of Scamming

Businesses need to take security threats more seriously. The fourth day of the National Tax Security Week focused largely on this issue and offered ways business practices can optimize security of businesses and deter both business and client identity theft.You may have never thought that a business’ identity can be stolen; and indeed, it may…

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The Final Countdown

In the midst of chaotic uncertainty, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) provides some families with a modicum of financial safety. The Act expires on December 31, 2020. The Act provides that certain employers are required to compensate employees for Coronavirus-related absences. The duration of the leave and amount paid to the employee…

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South Dakota Federal District Court Allows Medical Device Kickback Suit to Proceed Against Surgeon

Back in October of 2019, the hospital entities of Sanford Health, Sanford Medical Center and the Sanford Clinic in Sioux Falls South Dakota agreed to pay $20.25 million to resolve False Claims Act (“FCA”) allegations. U.S. District Court for the District South Dakota found that the lawsuit filed against the neurosurgeon who worked for Sanford- which alleged that he violated the FCA by engaging in a kickback scheme to order medical devices used in surgeries from two companies he owned- could proceed.

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IRS Releases Part 3 of a Five-Part Security Summit Tips for Tax Professionals

On August 6, 2020 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in partnership with the Security Summit, issued the third part of their five-part series providing tips for tax professionals to thwart off cyber-security attacks during COVID-19. This week the advice was focused on virtual private networks (VPN). A VPN ensures your location stays private, your data is…