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Taxing Remote Work—What You Need to Know

Taxing Remote Work—What You Need to Know

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.

Michelle Muir Interviewed by Albany Business Review in Regards to Employee Fraud

The pandemic has upended the way we work, and created an environment that gives employees or other parties the opportunity and incentive to commit fraud.

The Fraud Landscape in 2021 and Beyond

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.

Behavioral Red Flags of Fraud

Recognizing the behaviors displayed by fraudsters can help organizations more effectively detect fraud and minimize their losses from the misappropriation of corporate assets.

Internal Control Weaknesses that Contribute to Occupational Fraud

Various factors can facilitate a perpetrator’s ability to commit and conceal fraud schemes at organizations.

Anti-fraud Controls at Organizations

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.

Five Fraud Tips Every Business Leader Should Act On

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.

Exclusion & Deduction: Taxpayer Knocks Out Commissioner

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.

Court Affirms Discounts Allowed For Gifts Of Fractional Interests

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.

Michelle Muir Provides Advice on Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Michelle Muir was interviewed by CBS 6 News on fraudulent unemployment claims.

BST’s VFL Team Sponsored the Family Law Section NYSBA Annual Meeting

The Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support team sponsored the Family Law Section of the NYSBA Annual Meeting on January 28, 2021.