When you leave your tax preparer’s office each year, there are two very important questions you should probably be asking yourself.
How secure is your personal information after you leave it with your tax preparer? Probably not very secure! Do they leave your paperwork lying about the place, accessible to all, after they have completed your taxes? Are their computers adequately protected by firewalls and effective anti-virus software? Is there adequate background checks done on their employees, who obviously will have unlimited access to your sensitive personal information? The honest truth is that you really don’t know.
Also, you should be concerned about hackers. These criminals have been successful in hacking into supposedly very secure government computer systems; the Office of Personnel Management, and even the IRS itself come to mind immediately. These people know that they will have access to a treasure trove of personal information if they were to hack into the computers of H&R Block, Liberty Tax, or any CPA or other tax preparation office. So what is to stop them from hacking into your tax preparer’s computer, which obviously will be a lot less protected than the government’s computers? Read more
A 2016 Happy New Years From TaxConnections! Enjoy This New Year’s Video:
During 2015 readers of TaxConnections Worldwide Tax Blogs arrived from more than 200 countries and spent an average of 12:45 during each visit. These are mighty numbers and they are due to the tax experts who joined our community and submitted their tax expertise and blog posts throughout the year.
We would like to congratulate our top tax blog contributors and link you to the top posts this year. We are grateful for the journey we made with you throughout the year and look forward to enjoying a successful 2016 with you.
Check out the top 20 Tax Blogs in 2015!
How To Live Outside The United States In An FBAR And FATCA World – John Richardson
Read This Before Tossing Old Tax Records – Barry Fowler
Over the last four years, TaxConnections has built technology that is driving a tax professionals brand higher on the search engines. In December 2015, we are releasing our tax association software to tax organizations and tax firms around the world. Tax Associations are being gifted with the newest technology to help them stay RELEVANT and important to their members. Social Media has changed the way the next generation of tax professional associations must respond. The best news for tax associations has arrived in the form of customized tax association software as a service. The tools took a few years to build but they are now available only through www.taxconnections.com.
TaxConnections learned tax professionals want their own tax network; we learned groups of tax professionals enjoy the privacy of their own communities; we learned the best tax professionals wanted to be associated with the best Read more
Thanksgiving is the day we are reminded to set aside time for thanksgiving and praise for the tax professionals and tax organizations we serve.
1. We are grateful for the thousands of tax professionals on the front lines of innovation at www.taxconnections.com.
2. We are grateful for the tax professionals who have trusted our counsel regarding advancing tax careers and tax organizations.
3. We are grateful for every client who has hired us to conduct searches for their tax departments http://www.etsearch.com/clients.htm. (TaxConnections Search Services division acquired http://www.etsearch.com/clients.htm during 2015).
Happy Thanksgiving, Read more
♦ September 21st – U.S. Citizens Living Abroad And How Taxpayers Are Being Harmed
♦ September 22nd – U.S. Multinational Corporate Tax Issues – Train Your Tax Department Day
♦ September 23rd – Small Businesses And Home Based Businesses And Why They Are Being Targeted For Audits
Join Us As We Introduce You To Tax Professionals Sharing Through TaxConnections
It is very exciting coaching tax professionals how to get ahead in the tax profession with the newest marketing technology, especially since there are more than 50 Million pages of tax professionals on a Google search. TaxConnections technology provides tax professionals with the ability to rise above the web crowd quickly giving them a significant competitive advantage! We will demonstrate how to take any tax professional to the front of the people’s minds literally overnight with this new technology!
With new technology, there are the “early adopters of new technology” who are leading the way; and then there are tax professionals who languish around on other sites following the herd while their tax identities are being sold for a fee to email them a message; and then there are those remaining resisters of new technology who remain out of sight. Read more
International Tax Review / TPWeek interviewed 180 leading in-house tax professionals to discover their opinions on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project and what shape their transfer pricing strategies are taking as final BEPS guidance draws near. As the Infographic shows below, the approach of these tax executives proved to be very interesting.
Where do you and your tax organization stand on being prepared for BEPS? Are you being proactive in your approach for responding to BEPS? Are you doing nothing at all until the project is finalized?
See Infographic below: Read more
There is a lot of activity around the complimentary tickets to the Internet Tax Summit; however, it is the software we built for marketing tax professionals that provides insight into a visceral marketing experience. Early on in the creation of www.taxconnections.com we knew tax professionals did not have the time to market their tax services and some simply do not enjoy the marketing required to succeed in the tax profession. We knew we could provide a solution but it had to be different and much more than banner ads. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with neurolinguistics, it is the study of how our brains store knowledge and how we acquire and comprehend this information.
People have different ways they acquire and accept the information. For instance, there are visual people who are more motivated more to purchase when you use words like Read more
For those of you who do not understand how the system really works, I am going to make 100 Tax Professionals a lot smarter about the process of finding the best tax jobs. The system is broken in many places and knowing where the cracks are will help you climb out of and around them to access the best tax jobs out there. We are only allowing one hundred participants so register now before all the seats to this webcast are sold old. It comes with lots of BONUSES!
Recently, I had the pleasure of making presentations to Executives of three major tax publishers to explain TaxConnections tax media ecosystem. Each of these billion dollar organizations listened and gained knowledge of our new technology. After the presentations one of the executives said “What you have created at TaxConnections is amazing!” This feedback was appreciated because we knew they understood what we are doing and where we are going with our technology! TaxConnections is a tax media ecosystem connecting tax professionals, tax publishers, tax associations, tax educators and taxpayers with affordable tax resources.