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How Leaders Can Make the Most of Remote Work for Employees

Published June 23, 2022

For some organizations, it’s back to in-office work as usual, but the majority of enterprises are embracing remote and hybrid models. A new report from Forrester entitled The Anywhere-Work Preflight Checklist shows that when done correctly, businesses embracing remote and hybrid work are able to grow talent, culture and technology over time. However, if the move is not done correctly or at all, companies may experience disastrous ...

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IRS Blasted for Destroying Millions of Information Returns

Published June 16, 2022

The Internal Revenue Service is coming under criticism from Congress and the American Institute of CPAs for destroying an estimated 30 million paper-filed information returns to cope with its backlog last year, with one lawmaker even calling for the IRS commissioner to be replaced immediately. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report on the processing of business tax returns, noting that the IRS decided ...

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IRS Increases Mileage Rate for Remainder of 2022

Published June 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes. For the final 6 months of 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate effective at ...

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Study: 90% of Organizations Say Ransomware Impacted Their Ability to Operate

Published June 8, 2022

Among private sector companies, 86% of those surveyed by Sophos said that a ransomware attack caused them to lose business or revenue. A successful ransomware attack can devastate an organization, resulting in lost or leaked data, financial pain, business and operational downtime, loss of revenue, and even reputational damage. A new report from security firm Sophos looks at the effects of ransomware on businesses and offers a few tips ...

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IRS to Permit Reliance on Frequently Asked Questions

Published May 31, 2022

On Oct. 15, 2021, the IRS announced changes that allow taxpayers to argue reliance on Service-issued frequently asked questions pages (FAQs) in seeking relief from penalties that provide a reasonable-cause exception (see IRS News Release IR-2021-202). While taxpayers will still have to show that such reliance was in good faith and was reasonable based on all the facts and circumstances, the announcement represents a new era in ...

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