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May 7, 2015

Although the 2015 tax deadline has passed, based on the increase of tax return fraud seen this year, Phil Zaman, based in Kansas City and Director of the CBIZ National Tax Office, recently shared some advice to mitigate risk of falling victim to these scams in future years.

“An increasingly successful technique used by scammers is filing fraudulent tax returns earlier than the average tax payer,” he told MainStreet. “The IRS generally assumes it’s valid, though they do have some [detecting] algorithms now,” continues Zaman.  If you are filing a paper return, it normally takes six weeks before being processed, “because of this, when the actual taxpayer goes to file their return, they won’t know until long after they file – when they get a notice that the IRS has bounced their return – that they have fallen victim to tax return identify theft,” warns Zaman. 

Read the full article about how to detect tax ID fraud here.

May 5, 2015

Phil Zaman, director of the National Tax Office and based in the CBIZ MHM Kansas City office, recently shared some advice about tax refunds and identity fraud. Scammers file fraudulent tax returns earlier than the average taxpayer, he told MainStreet.

"The IRS generally assumes it's valid, though they do have some [detecting] algorithms now," Zaman says. Because the scammers file far in advance of when most actual taxpayers file, the taxpayers won't know until long after the file -- when they get a notice that the IRS has bounced their return. "If you file a paper return, it will take you about six weeks to file," he says.

Read the full article about how to detect tax ID fraud here.

May 4, 2015
Today marks the first official work day in our new Kansas City office located on the Country Club Plaza at 700 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112. Get all of the move details and hear from local leadership in this Kansas City Business Journal article written by James Dornbrook.

May 1, 2015

Today is officially moving day for about 430 CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. employees in the Kansas City office! While the move requires significant effort and change from our teams, it’s business as usual for our clients as we seamlessly continue to help them grow their businesses.

The process of “packing up and moving” has been in the works for nearly a year.  To prepare, we’ve shredded and recycled almost 75,000 pounds of paper a month! During the packing process we have also uncovered some great artifacts, representing our deep roots in Kansas City, including a personnel listing written in pencil dating back to 1968.

Today, we’re able to serve clients locally and across the country – combining technology with personal expertise. Those eight-inch floppy discs we found are a great reminder of how things have changed!

We look forward to continuing a strong commitment to our clients and growing their businesses inside the walls of 12,000 square feet at our new location. We’ll be up and running on Monday morning at 700 West 47th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

April 22, 2015

What is the prescription to making a community healthier? That’s exactly what President of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services of Kansas City, Carolyn Watley, is looking to answer as part of the leadership task force for the new Healthy KC Program. This innovative program focuses on solving the area’s greatest health and wellness challenges, while bringing together some of the top health and wellness leaders and civic partners, including The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Mayors from both Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS.

Watley is leading the subgroup challenged with addressing the issue of promoting a Healthier KC in the Workplace. We are pleased to be a part of this initiative and look forward to hearing about the progress that is made in the coming months!

Read more about the Healthy KC program at wearehealthy.com, and learn how you can help Kansas City become a leading community for health and wellness.

April 15, 2015

The Kansas City office of CBIZ MHM will host a special event, Hacking The Human – How Secure is your Organization?  The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23rd at The Dark Horse Distillery.
This event is presented by the KC CFO Group, in addition to their calendar of quarterly breakfast events. This afternoon event will feature the CBIZ Business and Technology Risk experts who will discuss the increasing social engineering treats impacting organizations today. The discussion will include:
- Social engineering attacks
- Identifying information security weaknesses within your organization
- Mitigating your risk of falling victim to social engineering attacks
- Cybersecurity insurance

If you are an Owner, CFO or CIO of an organization that retains proprietary and/or sensitive customer information, the information and your reputation is at risk!

If you would like to attend, please click here to be directed to our Eventbrite registration page.


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