Business

Taxing Thoughts: Taxes and virtual currencies - what you need to know
Virtual currencies are all the rage lately. Here are some tax consequences you must know if you decide to dip your toe in that world. The IRS is paying close attention...
Former US Attorney files Fraud Charges against DFW Brokerage Firm...
On March 1, a former Assistant United States Attorney filed two petitions in Texas District Court, Harrison County, on behalf of two senior citizens who reside in...
BBB: glass company shatters trust
Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas (BBB) is alerting consumers about a local glass company. Complainants allege Athens Glass took thousands of dollars in...
Taxing Thoughts: Reduce your property taxes
With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, deductions of state, local and property taxes are not worth as much as they used to be. Beginning in 2018, taxpayers are...
“Where Can I Intern?”: State Commissioners Challenge Texas...
For Texas students to succeed in their future careers, they should have the opportunity to work in that career in advance. In Texas, we want that preparation to be paid,...
Individuals Filing Wage Claims may Submit Documents and Check...
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced on Jan. 10, the launch of a new online application that allows individuals to file a wage claim electronically for unpaid...
Taxing Thoughts: Tips for when your employees are family members
Working with family can be a pleasure. It can also be a pain, especially if you have to terminate a family member’s employment. Here are tips to help you ease the strain of...
Taxing Thoughts: Where did my retirement go? Locating lost benefits
For one reason or another, you may find yourself in a situation where you’ve lost track of a retirement account like a 401(k) or pension. There are several ways this can...
State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled Nearly $2.7 Billion in January
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in January, 9.1 percent more than in January 2017. “Growth in sales tax...
Taxing Thoughts: Does your business need cyber protection?
It’s a nightmare scenario few small businesses consider: hackers breach your computer system, steal your customer lists and threaten to exploit sensitive data. Data...
BBB: Online dating scams give love a bad name
Over the years, the Internet has become a major resource for people looking for love. According to a 2015 survey by Pew Research Center, 15 percent of U.S. adults have used...
Texas adds 306,900 Jobs Over the Year
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 306,900...
Business Column: Flu Season Reminders for the Workplace
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports Texas is among states with the highest level of flu-like illness activity this year, with some reports indicating the...
Taxing Thoughts: Looking ahead – tax reform in 2018
Congress has passed tax reform that will take effect in 2018, ushering in some of the most significant tax changes in three decades. Here are some major items in the new...
Matt's Money: It must be January – here come the predictions
It’s that time of year when stock market “experts” are asked by the financial media where the stock market will be by the end of 2018. As an investment advisor, the most...