Local firm management news from around the web: Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2017

Written on Aug 29, 2017

American living in Canada loses first round in fight against harsh IRS penalty
The United States is unusual in that citizens are taxed on their worldwide income. There are a couple of provisions that mitigate this substantially.

Governor candidate Mary Taylor proposes simplified tax code
Calling complex tax rules one of the top complaints of Ohio small business owners, Republican governor candidate Mary Taylor has promised to simplify the tax system in Ohio if she’s elected. She said she would simplify the individual tax form to fit on a postcard like it was in 1972.

Ohio preps for centralized collection as cities mull lawsuit
The Ohio Department of Taxation is moving forward with plans to offer optional centralized collection of municipal net profits taxes even as some cities are reportedly thinking about challenging the plan in court.

How often should accountants blog?
Research shows that companies that blog 16 or more times a month get three-and-a-half times as much traffic to their websites as those who blog zero to four times. For time-crunched accountants, it can be a challenge to find the time and energy to keep up that pace.

Tech Corner - Hackers using hotel WiFi to spy, steal data
The so-called "DarkHotel" group has been active for over a decade, with a signature brand of cybercrime that targets business travelers with malware attacks, using the WiFi in luxury hotels across the globe.

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