Protect Against Tax Identity Theft

Chris Wilcox is the taxation and transition partner and co-founder of JW Advisors.

LAS VEGAS - It’s the most prevalent tax scam – and the peak season is upon us. We’re talking about tax identity theft and refund fraud. This scam has become a serious problem due to its simplicity. Identity thieves steal sensitive personal information – primarily Social Security numbers and birthdates – and then file fake tax returns requesting refunds using the stolen … [Read more...]

Digging up the Debt: Nevada’s Collections Industry

The Silver State has put the pinch on residents and businesses in recent years, one of the few industries to have thrived has been debt collections.

While a noticeable lack of silver in the Silver State has put the pinch on residents and businesses in recent years, one of the few industries to have thrived has been debt collections. As a result of the state’s heavily touted, sky-high unemployment rates, we've seen explosive growth not only in foreclosures but also in household debt. According to Consumer Reports, in … [Read more...]

The Unintended Franchise: If It Quacks Like A Duck . . .

Are you operating a franchise system without realizing it? If you are licensing to others the right to use your trademark for a fee, the answer could be yes. Under both federal and some state laws, a business relationship may be a franchise -- even if neither of the parties intended to create one. At the federal level, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is the body that … [Read more...]