Proactive anti-fraud controls play a key role in an organization’s fight against fraud. While the presence of these mechanisms alone does not ensure that all fraud will be prevented, management’s commitment to and investment in targeted prevention and detection measures sends a clear message to employees, vendors, customers, and others about the organization’s anti-fraud stance.
Organizations worldwide lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s (“ACFE”) 2020 Report to the Nations Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse.
When searching for a new CFO, look beyond their technical skills to determine whether they have soft skills like honesty and resiliency that are necessary to represent your business well and build a positive environment that leads to continued success.
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In its interesting October 4, 2021 decision in Charles H. Leyh v. Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the tax court decided in favor of the taxpayer and concluded the paying spouse could both exclude from income health insurance premiums deducted from payroll under a cafeteria plan and deduct as alimony the portion of those premiums covering the recipient spouse pursuant to a pre-2019 pendente lite agreement.
On September 24, 2021, Judge Alvin W. Thompson of the United States District Court of Connecticut denied a motion made by the IRS asking the Court to conclude that no discount should be available for a gift of a fractional interest unless the taxpayer held such interest in fractional form before the gift.