IRS impersonation scam gains momentum

With the deadline for filing extended tax returns having just passed, taxpayers need to be extra cautious about emails that appear to come from the IRS. The IRS recently announced that there has been a spike in an IRS impersonation scam. Targets of the scam have reported receiving emails from what looks like a legitimate […]

Don’t be too busy to fall for this tax scam

An employer’s life is almost always busy, but it is even more so at the first part of the year with the added responsibilities of preparing documents for filing taxes for both themselves, their business and so their employees can file their taxes as well. Unfortunately, scam artists are counting on this hectic season to […]

There is more than one way to pay your taxes

Just as more and more businesses accept electronic payment for purchases or bills, so too does the IRS.  Of course, you can still pay your taxes each year or quarterly by check or money order, but you can also use other options such as: Direct pay through your checking or savings account. This service is […]

Don’t fall for student tax scams

A warning from the IRS advises taxpayers of the latest tax scam and reminds them not to fall for these kinds of common theft attempts. Trying to collect money for an unpaid “Federal Student Tax” debt is the most recent twist on the old con of pretending to be the IRS in order to steal from […]

Sparkmon & Associates IT team keeps your network healthy

Does it feel a little sluggish, like it takes longer to get moving in the morning? Does it move a little slower than it used to, taking more time to complete normal tasks? If this sounds like your computer network, perhaps it’s time to schedule an assessment of your IT operations. Sparkmon & Associates’ team […]

Back it up and forget about it

The convenience of having years of work product centralized on one computer or network can also put your business’ operations at risk if you do not have a reliable way to back up the information in the event of a system crash. An effective backup strategy is crucial for your operation, and there are many […]

A new business needs a new office

After months, or even years, of hard work, goal setting, sacrifice and investment, you have taken the next step and are now the owner/operator of your own business. While you have a good understanding of management practices and leadership, you may not have given much thought to setting up the essential hardware that will keep […]