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The Rise of Tax Refund Fraud

Hopefully, you got your taxes in on time. However, even after you’ve filed your return, there’s one other thing you need to consider. Tax Refund fraud is on the rise. The IRS saw a 66% increase between 2012 and 2013 in identity theft-related criminal investigations. In Identity Theft Refund Fraud, a thief files a false tax return in your name and then collects a tax refund.

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Small Business Outlook – Looking for Bright Spots

Small business owners are enjoying a tepid recovery in uncertain economic times. However, crisis comes with opportunity – and the smart business owners are finding just that. We avoided the fiscal cliff, plowed right into sequestration, and the Dow Jones closed at a record high, all in the not-yet-completed first quarter of 2013. With news that unemployment just hit a 4-year low, is the light at the end of the tunnel getting brighter for small businesses? Read more