A recent article by Brendan Koerner published on the website of Wired Magazine is an interesting look at how the laws of one country affect the security of proprietary information in other countries, and how that information can be exploited. This is a summary of the article and I would encourage everyone to check out…

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Isler CPA is now connected to the ultimate Internet medium: fiber optic.  Simply stated, there is no better Internet connection than fiber to your building.  Since we rely heavily on quality Internet connectivity for our applications and data, this is a major leap forward for our business. “We’re glad to see this project come to…

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2016 Housekeeping

Now that 2015 is coming to a close it is time to start thinking about 2016 and all that comes with the new year.  Below is a summary of housekeeping items to keep in mind for the upcoming year. Filing Requirements for 2015 forms in 2016 Form 1099s – Be sure to review your records…

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Each quarter, RSM’s accounting thought leaders update middle-market businesses on recently issued and proposed accounting guidance to discuss the implications and effects on middle-market companies, like yours. The following topics will be discussed on the webcast: Recently issued and effective guidance Developments in the financial instruments and leases projects Status of changes to new revenue…

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EMAIL SCAM ALERT

Our spam filtering partner  is reporting a high incidence of scam email designed to trick you into launching viruses on your computer. This virus circulating is the UPS/Fed Ex/USPS Delivery Failure. You will receive an e-mail from UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS along with a packet number. It will say that they were unable to…

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The United States Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Chief Accountant recently stressed, in a letter emailed to plan administrators, the importance of obtaining a quality audit from a qualified and experienced CPA firm. This letter explains that selecting a qualified CPA who has the expertise to perform an audit is a critical responsibility in…

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2015 Legislature Changes

Overall discussion of 2015 Oregon law changes Paid Sick Leave – Senate Bill 454 Effective January 1, 2016, Businesses with 10 or more workers will be required to accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, or 1 1/3 per 40 hours worked. This can accrue to a maximum of 40…

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Isler CPA is pleased to announce that the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s leading provider of anti-fraud training and education, awarded Paul Nielson, CPA the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation. CFE’s are knowledgeable in four areas critical to the fight against fraud: Fraudulent Financial Transactions Criminology and Ethics Legal Elements…

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McGladrey announces new global brand name – RSM McGladrey is taking an important step to bring the middle market to the global market. On Oct. 26, 2015, McGladrey will unite with fellow members of the global network, RSM International, under a common brand name – RSM. Isler CPA is a member of the McGladrey Alliance.