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How to conduct a remote fraud investigation

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most fraud investigations took place in the office or other work facilities. This made it easy for investigators to gather and analyze data and interview suspects and witnesses in a face-to-face setting. But then a new type of fraud emerged: remote fraud. If your company allows employees to work from home […]

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Provider Relief Fund Reporting Overview and Calculation Tool

The 9/30/2021 reporting deadline for Provider Relief Funds (PRF) received between 4/10/2020 and 6/30/2020 is rapidly approaching.   It is important to understand the reporting requirements and to be prepared before entering information into the PRF Reporting Portal.   Quarterly information is required for expenses, patient care revenues and staffing FTEs so if you haven’t already gathered […]

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Want to find out what IRS auditors know about your business industry?

In order to prepare for a business audit, an IRS examiner generally does research about the specific industry and issues on the taxpayer’s return. Examiners may use IRS “Audit Techniques Guides (ATGs).” A little-known secret is that these guides are available to the public on the IRS website. In other words, your business can use […]

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Fraud Lurks: Case Study #2: I Love eBay!

This is the second in a series of case studies of frauds/defalcations which I personally investigated.  This month’s case study is entitled “I Love eBay!”  Similar to the first article, the plan is simple – as most successful frauds are. Remember our three items related to defalcations: A well-designed, well-executed fraud is a thing of […]

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Put some muscle behind your nonprofit’s capacity-building effort

Economic instability caused by the pandemic may have your nonprofit scrambling to find funding. But just as important is making internal adjustments that build your nonprofit’s capacity to fulfill its long-term mission. However, you may want to tweak the standard capacity-building process. Making a case for capacity-building The National Council of Nonprofits defines “capacity-building” as […]

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