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WI Department of Revenue Announces New Matching Program
Effective immediately, the DOR will begin matching unclaimed property in Wisconsin against the agency's tax records. If there is a match between an individual and an unclaimed property owner, DOR will mail one of two different notices to the individual depending on the value of unclaimed property. Effective July 1, 2015, DOR will also offset the unclaimed property payment by the amount of taxes or debts owed.

Learn more about this program and see if you have unclaimed property waiting for you.

Partnership Audits

A recent study estimated the IRS failed to assess over $14 million in taxes, interest and penalties within a span of one year. Changes may be coming and managing members of partnerships need to be aware of the interest this has drawn.
Steps to Take if You are a Victim of Tax ID Theft

If you have been unscathed so far, count yourself as lucky. Just ask around, and you will be surprised to see how many individuals have been impacted by this nasty problem. So, what do you do if you if you become a victim?
The Keezer Project: Design and Hardware

For my Keezer project I will be using Pin Lock kegs, Faucet taps and a more complex design, with shelving in the front, a wine rack in the front corner and additional shelving on one of the sides. Read more about this phase of the project.
Are You Still Running Windows Server 2003?

If your organization is currently running either Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Exchange 2003, you need to know about a dangerous security threat that must be addressed soon. Microsoft is ending support as of July 14, 2015.
Bill Introduced to Reform Brewers Tax Treatment

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act would cut taxes and modernize outdated regulations for craft brewers, cider makers, vintners and distillers. The proposal would provide a rate of $16-per-barrel (currently $18) on the first 6-million barrels for all brewers and beer importers. Learn more.

Spear Phishing Email Scam Alert

We urge all businesses to be extra vigilant about this threat and to specifically educate those with access to financial accounts to require extra authentication for money transfer requests. Learn more.

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