An outside financial audit may seem like an extravagance to not-for-profits working to contain costs and focus on their mission. But undergoing regular audits allows your organization to identify risks early and act quickly to prevent problems. Independent audits also provide valuable reassurance to donors. Fortunately, you can reduce the cost of external audits with good preparation.…
Accidental American & U.S. Taxes, FBAR & FATCA Accidental Americans & U.S. Taxes, FBAR & FATCA: The Accidental Americans & U.S. Taxes, FBAR & FATCA  is highly complex. With the IRS taking an aggressive position on matters involving foreign accounts compliance and unreported foreign income, compliance is crucial to avoid offshore penalties. We will provide an introductory analysis to assist individuals in this situation, but oftentimes there is a simple answer. The Streamlined
Fictionalized True Insurance Crime Books In the last 52 years I have run across some very unusual insurance claims. I have fictionalized some of those stories to protect the guilty. Over the last 52 years Barry Zalma has dedicated his life to insurance, insurance claims and the need to defeat insurance fraud. He has created the following library of books and other materials to make it for insurers and their claims staff to become insurance
Private Limitation of Action Provision of Policy Defeats Contract and Bad Faith Claim Almost every first party property insurance policy contains a private limitation of action provision that shortens the statute of limitations in the state where the loss occurred. It is the obligation of every insured, and every lawyer for a policyholder to be certain – if litigation is required – to file suit before the expiration of the private limitation of action contained…

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