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New Client Dropoff/Pickup Procedure

New Procedure for Client Dropoff and Pickup Here’s how it works… The entrance to the garage has the physical address of 2266 San Jacinto. The garage height allows vehicles that are up to 6’8”. Upon pulling a ticket and entering the parking garage, proceed forward to the doorway of the 4th floor elevator access on […]

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Tax Form

Tax Refund Amounts Fell During Delayed Tax Season

Tax Refund Amounts Fell During Delayed Tax Season Changes to the tax laws at the beginning of the year resulted in a delayed tax season in which the average tax refund declined slightly, according to a new government report. The report, released Thursday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, found that the average […]

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IRS Conducts Nationwide Sweep to Crack Down on Identity Theft and Tax Refund Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service has stepped up its efforts this tax season to combat identity thieves who steal taxpayers’ tax refunds, participating in a nationwide sweep that nabbed 389 identity theft suspects last month alone. The massive national sweep led to 734 enforcement actions in January, including indictments, information, complaints and arrests across 32 states […]

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To 1099 or Not to 1099

1099 Reporting Starting with Tax Year 2011 all Business Returns (S-Corps, C-Corps, Partnerships and Schedule C, Sole Proprietorships) must answer two new questions regarding 1099 Reporting: Did the Entity/Taxpayer make any payments that would require it to file a Form 1099? If “Yes” to the above question, did or will the Entity/Taxpayer file all required […]

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Baylor University Summer 2012 Intern Program

Baylor University and Saville Saville, Dodgen & Company is an active member of the Baylor Bear Accounting Advisory Board and works closely with the Hankamer School of Business to recruit exceptional accounting students for internship and full-time positions within our firm. In an effort to improve their graduate’s skills and preparation for their future careers, […]

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Data Security

The Wired Attorney: Data Security When You’re on the Go

Legal Profession and Technology: Data Security On The Go The legal profession has certainly been at the vanguard of mobile technology. Attorneys have made the switch from briefcases full of bulky files to laptops, tablets and smart phones loaded with case notes, docket calendars and briefs. But this increased convenience and efficiency comes at a […]

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Avoiding Ethical Concerns with Client Funds

Ethical Minefield Trust (or escrow) account management is a potential ethical minefield for attorneys and law firms. Weak internal controls can lead to funds being diverted, and even an innocent accounting error could result in allegations of a trust account violation. Ultimately, a fiduciary responsibility exists for attorneys in possession of client funds and property. […]

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