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Deadbeat or dead broke? A solvency opinion can help find the money

A company’s solvency can come into play if it paid another creditor when it had an obligation to pay you first. If such circumstances lead to litigation, you should consider hiring a solvency expert to determine whether the company actually could meet its long-term interest and repayment obligations at the time of the payment. 3 […]

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Do You Have to File a Gift-tax Return?

Protection under annual gift-tax exclusion Did you make gifts to family members in 2017? As long as the gifts did not exceed the limits for the annual gift-tax exclusion, you should have no federal gift-tax worries. However, depending on your situation, you may have to file a gift-tax return, Form 709, for 2017. In some […]

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Making the Most of Your Nonprofit’s Internal Audit Function

The key role of a not-for-profit’s internal auditors was once limited largely to testing financial and compliance controls and reporting their findings to the organization’s leadership. But today, with their cross-departmental perspective, internal audit staff (whether employees or outside consultants) can help anticipate and mitigate a variety of risks, improve processes — and even help […]

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New Grant Program for Employers Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities (EWPDD)

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation is now offering a new grant program called Employers Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities (EWPDD) Grant Program to assist Ohio employers with ensuring the safety of their staff when carrying out services provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Effective February 1, 2018 providers can apply for […]

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Workers’ Comp Fraud is Painful but Preventable

Workers’ compensation fraud costs American employers millions of dollars a year. The most publicized form of the fraud involves bogus claims by workers.  This fraud can be prevented or detected with some awareness and skepticism. Employee-perpetrated scams The vast majority of workers’ compensation claims are valid. However, when claims aren’t valid, it can be a […]

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