Asset misappropriation – investigating people and money?

November 2016

Forensic accounting has been described as an “art and science” that investigates people and money. Forensic accountants are known for tracing funds (following the money), uncovering hidden assets and educating involved parties as to potential damages. In simple words, a

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Claiming Vehicle Expenses… Keep a Record!

November 2016

Recently, a CPA lost his own business automobile deduction case in the U.S. Tax Court. The CPA had deducted business automobile expenses based on calculations from an after the fact MapQuest and not a contemporaneous diary or log. Tax court

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Are Cyber Thieves Compromising E-Mail? .. YES!

November 2016

Recently FinCEN issued Advisory (FIN-2016-A003) regarding e-mail compromise schemes that defraud Financial Institutions by deceiving them into conducting wire transfers that result in misappropriated customers funds.  The cyber-criminals are “impersonating” victims, and submitting what seem to be legitimate wire transfers

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What You Need to Know About IRS Outstanding Inactive Tax Receivables

October 2016

Legislation enacted in 12/15 (FAST ACT – Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act)) required IRS to utilize private debt collection agencies to collect inactive federal tax debts. Starting SPRING 2017, IRS will use private debt collectors to pursue overdue federal tax

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Global Radar’s CEO Commentary on De-Risking 101 Webinar

October

Global RADAR Exclusive: Industry Insider Simplifies De-Risking De-Risking is defined as a situation where financial institutions terminate or restrict business relationships with certain categories of customer. The concept of “De-Risking” as it pertains to the financial services landscape of the

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Audit Sampling in Forensic Accounting – Could Something be Missed?

September 2016

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/audit-sampling-in-forensic-accounting-14167/ audit-sampling-in-forensic-accounting-could-something-be-missedAudit sampling techniques may permit errors or dishonesty to go undetected. Audit sampling occurs when a review of less than 100% of a population occurs.  Determining how the size of a population is used in an audit sample is

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Do You Know About the 4 Scenarios in the IRS Collection Process?

August 2016

Do You Know About the 4 Scenarios in the IRS Collection Process

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Are you Eligible for an IRS Offer in Compromise?

August 2016

IRS has a program called Offer in Compromise (OIC) which allows eligible Taxpayers to settle a tax debt with IRS for less than the full amount owed.  Not all Taxpayers are eligible.    The OIC is not available to partnerships, corporations,

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Should Professional Service Providers Assume Greater AML Vigilance Responsibilities?

August 2016

Because they are known as “gatekeepers” in the financial industry, Professional Service Providers (PSPs), Bankers, Brokers, Realtors, Casino Managers, Trust Fund Managers, Money Managers, etc., carry a level of responsibility and share financial intelligence according to the Financial Action Task

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On-boarding and Off-boarding Bank Clients

July 2016

Why is On-boarding and Off-boarding Bank Clients Important After the Panama Papers, and with the recent FinCEN final Customer Due Diligence (CDD) rule, U.S. financial institutions are further focused on tightening internal controls against money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions prevention,

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