Debt and taxes (and scams)

Debt and taxes (and scams)

Chances are you or someone you know has received a phone call from someone claiming to be with the IRS. If you haven’t first received an actual letter in the mail from the IRS, these calls are fraudulent and should be reported. (Taxpayers can register a complaint at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Go to tigta.gov and click “Contact,” or call 1-800-366-4484).

According to Amanda Horowitz, in April 2017, the IRS did begin a new private collections program of certain overdue federal taxes. These outstanding¬†debts were turned over to four collections agencies: the CBE Group, ConServe, Performant Recovery and […] Read more

Lean Six Sigma at Your Firm: Extra/Over-Processing

Lean Six Sigma at Your Firm: Extra/Over-Processing

According to Debbie Foster, a partner with Affinity Consulting Group in Tampa, businesses need to implement a policy of Continuous Improvement. This means periodically re-evaluating processes to ensure that they are not extraneous or outdated. Foster says value is anything a client is willing to pay for. Waste is the opposite. She cites the textbook definition of over-processing as doing more than necessary to get a job done. While it’s important to do everything needed to complete a job for a client, it’s important not to spend excessive time and resources on extraneous things that, in the long run, add […] Read more