As we head toward the gift-giving season, you may be considering giving gifts of cash or securities to your loved ones. Taxpayers can transfer substantial amounts free of gift taxes to their children and others each year through the use of the annual federal gift tax exclusion.
A website with an SSL certificate is not necessarily a “secure” website either. SSL encrypts the data sent between the visitor and web server but does not actually protect the website itself from hackers. There is more to it and website owners need to understand this if they want a truly secure website.
We can’t stress this enough: You can’t do it alone. If you’re uneasy about letting go, it’s OK. Just chip away little by little until you’ve built that confidence. And if you need to get through a couple of assistants until you find the right one, that’s OK, too. This is a working relationship for the both of you and should be mutually beneficial.
Employees continue to be the weakest link in your cybersecurity defenses. Knowing what to look for, and then imparting that knowledge through regular training, is an effective way to reduce employee-driven risk.
If you’re self-employed and don’t have withholding from paychecks, you probably have to make estimated tax payments. These payments must be sent to the IRS on a quarterly basis. The third 2019 estimated tax payment deadline for individuals is Monday, September 16. Even if you do have some withholding from paychecks or payments you receive, you may still have to make estimated payments if you receive other types of income such as Social Security, prizes, rent, interest, and dividends.