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Common Single Audit Findings – Part 3: Reporting Deficiencies

Nonprofits that undergo regular single audits subject to the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Guidance become quite familiar with the audit process. These organizations dutifully fulfill their audit obligations, always hopeful that auditors will have only positive findings and full compliance to report. But despite best efforts, some audits will inevitably include findings for which a corrective action plan is required.

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Two-Factor Verification: Does it really make a difference?

Anyone with online accounts or cell phones has probably received requests to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) by now. These invitations typically cite enhanced security as a reason to add this extra step to the login process, but how does 2FA work and why should we enable it on our devices and accounts?

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If your 2018 tax bill made you feel sick, it could be time for a Paycheck Checkup

Filing season for the 2018 tax year brought unwelcome surprises for many taxpayers. Following a major tax code overhaul at the end of 2017, it was reasonable for estimates of the year’s tax liability to be less accurate than normal. But while the IRS made allowance for some of this predictable deviation, the agency won’t maintain such a tolerant stance for long. To avoid unexpected tax bills or penalties for underpayment in subsequent years, workers should check current withholding rates and if necessary, file an updated Form W-4 with their employer.

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3 Keys to Successful Data Recovery

The server room flooded, your computers are all stolen or destroyed, and hackers are holding your data hostage unless you deliver an absurd amount of bitcoin. Oh nooooo! These are the nightmares of business and nonprofit leaders everywhere. Only in our worst dreams could these events coincide, but the waking world holds a real risk of one or more of these calamities occurring on any given day.

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How the Workplace Has Changed Over 50 Years

Halt, Buzas & Powell is 50 years old! We are excited to be celebrating half a century of helping clients fulfill their unique visions of success. While “success” looks different for everyone, office expectations and behavior tend to be more or less consistent across the country – but not across time!  As part of our Focus on 50 anniversary celebration, we’re taking a look at some of the huge workplace changes we’ve witnessed over the years.

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7 Ways to Practically Guarantee Your Nonprofit a Date with the IRS

Completing Form 990 takes a lot of time and effort. Nonprofits deal with this substantial challenge each year, dutifully gathering information on all financial activities and filing the mandatory report with the IRS. While NFP leaders typically strive to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of their 990 returns, mistakes can slip through here and there. That’s a concern, and not just because we all like to think we’re fulfilling our tax obligations correctly.

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