September 18, 2019

IRS: Keep an Eye Out for Tax Scams

The IRS is urging taxpayers to be on the lookout for evolving phishing emails and telephone scams. This year, the agency has seen signs of two new variations of tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues, and another threatens people with a tax bill from a fictional government agency. Here are…

September 16, 2019

Reporting Cryptocurrency Income to IRS

Many Weiss & Company LLP clients have questions about how or whether to report gains and losses from cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin. These virtual currencies, which operate without a central bank or administrator, have become popular both as payment methods and as investments because they are decentralized, anonymous, and not tied to any government or institution….

September 9, 2019

How to Prevent Cyber Fraud in your Small Business

Millions of phishing e-mails are sent daily. Hackers from foreign countries are tirelessly trying to find openings in networks to exploit companies for Bitcoin. While larger companies, city networks, and hospitals tend to make the news, it is typically the smaller companies that get hurt the most. There are several steps your company can take…

September 2, 2019

How to Know if You’ve Been Hacked

It seems like every day, there’s a new headline: a company has been hacked, exposing its data and the data of millions of its customers. Small business are no exception: surveys show that up to 80 percent of small businesses have been hacked, often because business owners do not prioritize cybersecurity. What’s at stake? In…