Join Us For a Small Business Tax Workshop

  • October 12, 2011

Small Business Tax Workshop flyer and registration form. The first Tax Workshop will be held on Thursday, November 3 from 9-11...

Improve Your Company’s Security with Patch Management

  • September 30, 2011

written by Chris Griesemer Although a lot of the subject matter in this article is geared towards banks and the countless...

IRS to Discontinue High-Low Method for Substantiating Travel Expenses

  • August 1, 2011

The IRS has announced that it will discontinue the high-low method used by taxpayers in a trade or business to substantiate...

Health Care Reform Update for Colleges & Universities

  • July 1, 2011

We are committed to keeping you informed about the Health Care Reform and any changes that may arise. The most recent...

IRS Increases Business Mileage Rate

  • June 27, 2011

By Shelly Toft, CPA, Manager Due to the increase in fuel costs, the IRS has increased the optional standard mileage rates...

Email Hoaxing – What Is It and How to Avoid It?

  • June 1, 2011

written by Chris Griesemer We are constantly seeing information about new viruses being distributed all over the internet. I could write...

FAQ: What is a Limited Liability Company?

  • May 2, 2011

A limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity created under state law. Every state and the District of Columbia have LLC statutes that govern the formation and operation of LLCs. The main advantage of an LLC is that in general its members are not personally liable for the debts of the business. Members of LLCs enjoy similar protections from personal liability for business obligations as shareholders in a corporation or limited partners in a limited partnership.

The Small Employer Health Insurance Premium Credit

  • March 1, 2011

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) enacted in March 2010, small employers may be eligible to claim a tax credit of 35 percent of qualified health insurance premium costs paid by a taxable employer (25 percent for tax-exempt employers). The credit is designed to encourage small employers to offer health-insurance to their employees.

Wireless Security – How to Protect Your Network

  • March 1, 2011

Isn’t wireless technology the greatest? I think I have a total of 10 wireless devices attached to my wireless network at home. I use my notebook to browse the web, I use my phone to send emails and texts, my son’s Xbox, I even print to a wireless printer. I wonder if The Whitlock Co knows I use my notebook on this network (Oops!)? Actually, we have followed the guidelines listed below to ensure The Whitlock Company's risk is reduced to none. How many businesses have notebook computers or other wireless devices that wonder into the wireless world without so much as even a guideline for them to follow? Whether it is an employee using their notebook on their unsecured wireless network at home, using it at a public hotspot like Panera Bread or using it at a hotel when they are on the road. All of these locations are security risks.