What taxes do remote workers and their employers need to worry about? It varies by state, but New York is especially active in collecting state income taxes from employees who don’t live or work in the state.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the level of fraud and how organizations are tackling it. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (“ACFE”) in its report, The Next Normal: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Fraud Landscape, found that 51% of organizations polled have uncovered more fraud since the pandemic began.
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.
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.