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4 Ways A Criminal Can Steal Money Out of Your Business or Personal Checking Account

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You should worry more about your checking account getting hacked then someone charging a lot of stuff on your credit card. Read below for more info...


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Your personal or business check is the number one way a crook can get ya!

See your checks have everything a crook needs. Your name or company name, address, phone number and of course your account number.

Some personal checks people have their drivers license or social security number!

A criminal's paradise!

1. A criminal can order your checks from like Costco or any place on the internet. The companies will verify the info on the check and really don't care they just want the money.  Plus they are not responsible if somebody got your info and ordered checks.

2. A criminal will go on Craigslist and hire you. They will over pay you with a phony check by let's say $300.

You call them and let them know they over paid you. They tell you to cash the check and keep $50 for being a good guy or gal and to wire them a money.

You are happy and deposit the check. You send the wire, cashiers check or you will make a deposit into the account of the person who gave you the check.

Within a day or so your bank will bounce the check. You will call the company and will get a recorder. 

It will take you months to recover your money or sooner if you've had the account for a while.

3. A criminal will pay their bills with your check information. Yes they will get caught maybe...but you will have to prove you didn't pay it for them. 

Round and round in circles you will go.

If it was a credit card companies will take care of you quick, but when it's a check you are in hell.

4. A criminal can get checks in your name and make purchases to those companies that will not ask for an ID because they are too happy to get a check.

If I were you I would use checks sparingly and never write a check to laborers or people that cash their check at a check cashing place. The check cashing place could be where the criminals are.

Just sayin'

-Steph

Are you a sole proprietor? A one man or woman show? Do you carry the full load of responsibility?

Do you own a house, nice cars and other luxuries? Then maybe it's time you up your game.

If you are a solo operator with property to lose then you should turn your business into a LLC or S. Corp.

Why?

To strategize your taxes of course! 

Let's say your clients give you a 1099 because you are a solo operator. Well if you are a LLC that files as a S Corp or a straight S. Corp you don't get a 1099.

This is important because then you tell the tax man how much you've earned. Whether you lie or not is another story.

Also if you become an S. Corp you will have to become an employee of your company and this could be good if you know how to strategize your taxes.

Criminals love people who write checks!

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Last month I was talking about blockchain technology being the backbone to bitcoin.

This month I want to say buy bitcoin! It's crazy if you don't!

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All you need is a little piece of bitcoin. You don't have to buy the whole bitcoin!

Look if the IRS recognizes bitcoin, not as US currency (yet) but as 'property' that is comparable to cash, you still get taxed on it.

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The only thing with bitcoin is not all merchants take it. Not yet anyway. But the young digerati billionaires that were the first to buy bitcoin own jets, yachts and real estate.

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I just filled out the PPP loan docs for a Chase client and I see that to get your loan forgiven you better be accurate.

I know the loan is as low as 1% but if you don't have to pay it back then make sure your payroll is correct.

Tell your bookkeeper, payroll clerk or accountant to:

1. Double check the employee count on your 941's and DE 9C's for all the quarters and make sure they match.

2. If you have a payroll company like Paychex or ADP take advantage of the reports they provide as they are PPP ready, but they can make mistakes too so check the numbers.

Also having a LLC or S. Corporation looks good on paper it kinda of gives you a lil clout and credit.

After the first year you will pay Franchise Tax Board $800 and then every year there after, but if you know the game $800 is nada!

Check out my upcoming training on how to form a corporation and why you should do it!

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The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is still taking claims.

If you haven't applied for unemployment as a business owner, you still can. It's a 46 week program that started February 2, 2020 and was extended thru December 26, 2020.

You will get an extra $600 per week from March 15th thru July 15th. Yes you can get back pay!

So if you're a business owner that has no employees or didn't earn any money please don't let pride get in your way and get your unemployment.

On-Line Sellers Don't Forget About Your 1099-K

Hey indy contractors and business owners that do business on-line with a 3rd party processor.

If you sell a lot of products and services on-line that total more that $22,000 or 200 transactions, then you will probably have a 1099-K sitting in a file from Paypal, VenmoZelleSquareeBay or any other 3rd party processor.

So don't forget to check after January 31, 2021. 

Because if you forget to check and the processor sends the 1099-K to the IRS and you don't know about it and did not add the income to your taxes, that's a red flag and you will get a letter from the IRS.

-Steph

Hey indy contractors and business owners that do business on-line with a 3rd party processor.

If you sell a lot of products and services on-line that total more that $20,000 or 200 transactions, then you will probably have a 1099-K sitting in a file from Paypal, VenmoZelleSquareeBay or any other 3rd party processor.

So don't forget to check after January 31, 2021. 

Because if you forget to check and the processor sends the 1099-K to the IRS and you don't know about it and did not add the income to your taxes, that's a red flag and you will get a letter from the IRS.

-Steph