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DON’T BE A VICTIM TO A TAX SCAM

DON’T BE A VICTIM TO A TAX SCAM by Howard LipsetEach year, people fall prey to tax scams. Stay safe and be informed – don’t become a victim.

If you get involved in illegal tax scams, you can lose money or face stiff penalties, interest, and even criminal prosecution. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be on the lookout for these scams:

Telephone Scams

Threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain an ongoing threat. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent years as scam artists threaten taxpayers with police arrest, deportation, license revocation, and more. These con artists often demand payment of back taxes on a prepaid debit card or by immediate wire transfer. Be alert to con artists impersonating IRS agents and demanding payment. Continue reading

Your Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Your Taxpayer Bill of Rights by Howard LipsetEvery taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights. The “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” takes the many existing rights in the tax code and groups them into ten categories. You should be aware of these rights when you interact with the IRS.   

Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, highlights a list of your rights and the agency’s obligations to protect them. Here is a summary of the first four of ten Taxpayer Bill of Rights: Continue reading

FAILURE IS FEEDBACK Part 5

FAILURE IS FEEDBACK Part 5 By Howard LipsetFailure is a stepping stone towards success.  But the information that you gather only has power when it is applied to real life situations. Failure is Feedback when you can learn different lessons from the failure, and that puts you on your way to success.

It is easy to feel like a failure when something does not work out.  Continue reading

FAILURE IS FEEDBACK Part 4

FAILURE IS FEEDBACK Part 5 by Howard Lipset, CPAFailure is a stepping stone towards success. But the information that you gather only has power when it is applied to real life situations. Failure is Feedback when you can learn different lessons from the failure, and that puts you on your way to success.

It is easy to feel like a failure when something does not work out. It is first instinct to feel disappointed when your project or start-up fails. At that moment, you could not care less about feedback from failure.  Continue reading

Failure is Feedback: Part 3

Failure is Feedback: Part 3 by Howard Lipset, CPAFailure is a stepping stone towards success. But the information that you gather only has power when it is applied to real life situations. Failure is Feedback when you can learn different lessons from the failure, which puts you on your way to success.  Continue reading

Failure is Feedback: Part 2

Failure is Feedback: Part 2 by Howard LipsetFailure is a stepping stone towards success. But the information you gather only has power when it is applied to real life situations. Failure is feedback when you can learn different lessons from the failure, which puts you on your way to success.  Continue reading

Failure is Feedback

Failure is Feedback by Howard LipsetFailure is a stepping stone towards success. But the information that you gather only has power when it is applied to real life situations. Failure is feedback when you can learn different lessons from the failure, and that puts you on your way to success.

It is easy to feel like a failure when something does not work out.

It is a first instinct to feel disappointed when your project or start-up fails.

At that moment, you could care less about feedback from failure. Continue reading

Failure Is Fine, Failure to Plan Is Not.

Sandcrate.com Interview by Howard LipsetSandCrateTM  is a private community for entrepreneurs of all kinds and in any industry to turn ideas into reality through collaboration”.  Progressive Management Inc. is one of SandCrate’s strategic partners, and I recently provided a guest post.

If you are afraid to fail, then you will not try.
If you do not try, you can never succeed.

This is a quote often attributed to Theodore Roosevelt about life, but it also applies to starting and running a business. Some of the richest people have failed multiple times before they succeeded. Fear can cause inaction. Inaction leads to failure. Even if your decision is wrong, learn from it because there will be a next time.

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BUSINESS PLANNING with PROGRESSIVE MANAGEMENT INC

BUSINESS PLANNING with PROGRESSIVE MANAGEMENT INC by Howard Lipset, CPAAn interview with Howard Lipset

I was recently interviewed for Richard Noll’s Legal Newsletter. My interview is part of a four-page newsletter that he mails out, and I was very honored to be interviewed. I would like to share it with you.

What benefits does Progressive Management provide to its clients? Continue reading

Does Credit Repair Make Sense?

 Does Credit Repair Make Sense? by Howard Lipset, CPAby Leslie H. Tayne, Esq.

Founder and managing director of Tayne Law Group, P.C., one of the few New York State financial law firms dedicated to debt resolution and bankruptcy alternatives.  

An award winning financial attorney, Leslie is a regularly sought out guest speaker and media expert who offers valuable insight, advice and strategies relating to various areas of debt.  www.taynelaw.com.

As defined by the Federal Credit Repair Organizations Act, credit repair companies/organizations help consumers remove negative information from their credit report. Credit repair organizations usually achieve this by sending dispute letters to credit reporting agencies to challenge the credibility of negative information reported on someone’s credit report by one of the three major credit bureaus (Experian, Transunion and Equifax).  If you have legitimate errors on your credit report, those errors can affect your credit and you might benefit from a credit report company correcting them.

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