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New Sales and Use Tax Law Helps Contractors

The New Sales and Use Tax Law helps contractors. Effective January 1, 2016, Wisconsin sales and sales and use tax law for construction contractors performing projects for non-profit entities and tax exempt government entities changed. Eligible contracts are those entered into, on, or after that date.
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FYI: Sage Business Care Plan Updates

Sage has updated their Business Care plan benefits. In addition to the Silver and Gold plans, A Platinum plan has now been added. Please contact if you’d like a quote on upgrading your current Business Care plan. Read More >

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Sage User? Save the date for Sage Summit 2016!

Make 2016 your year to succeed!

Plan to attend Sage Summit 2016. It’s never too early to start planning for success, growth and prosperity. Sage Summit attendees are serious about growing their businesses, and include business owners, executives, managers, people in IT, merchants, HR professionals, food and beverage distributors, manufacturers, construction industry experts, sales personnel, accountants, leaders, partners and more. Read More >

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IRS Corrects Year Listed in Identity Protection PIN Letters

IRS Corrects Year Listed in Identity Protection PIN Letters

The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that taxpayers are receiving letters with the wrong date listed for their Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers, which are generally issued to victims of tax-related identity theft. Read More >

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Improving Security of Important Business Data

Sage 100 can be configured to improve security of important business data from individuals who should not have access to it and reduce the opportunity for someone to get access to information and use it improperly.  This document covers some of the minimum items to review, including: Read More >


Tax Return Due Date Changes

As of July 31, 2015, based upon the signing of a new tax law, due dates and extended due dates of certain tax returns will be changing. Only Form 1120S and Form 1040 due dates will remain the same as in the past. Generally, returns with a year end after December 31, 2015 (2016 returns) will be affected. The table below summarizes the changes: Read More >


EMV – Credit Card Liability Shift to Merchants (You!)

Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) is the standard in credit card processing for the reduction of fraudulent transactions due to lost or stolen cards used around the world and finally coming to the United States.  In effect on October 1, 2015, merchants who accept credit cards in person need to have new EMV chip readers in place.  Companies that accept Read More >

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Businesses Hit By Cyber Fraud May Not Enjoy Same Protection As Consumers

As  heard on this morning’s “Morning Edition” program on National Public Radio, banks expect businesses to have cybersecurity programs as an ongoing part of doing business.  As such, businesses are not protected to the same extent consumers are from cyber fraud perpetrated against their bank accounts and credit lines.

Chortek offers a free consultation if you are concerned about your organization’s cyber risk.  We can help you establish a cybersecurity business process at your business.  Contact Michael Senkbeil at 262-522-8248 or for more information.