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Tax Refund Identity Theft is on the Rise – Easy Tips to Protect Yourself!

Apple Growth Partners can help you with tax refund identity theft.


By Jim Gornik, CPA, JD | Principal – Tax   Finding out you have been a victim of identity theft can be a stressful event. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone files a tax return using your Social Security…


UPDATE: Department of Labor Clarifies Employee Classification


By Sue Peirce, CPA, MTax | Principal – Audit & Assurance Since the Department of Labor (DOL) issued Administrator’s Interpretation 2015-1 on July 15, 2015, regarding the classification of workers as employees or independent contractors, there have been a…


Talent Acquisition: Why People Work for People

Image of some members of the Apple Growth staff. Companies should take company culture into account during talent acquisition.


By Randy Misch | Principal and Managing Director of Cleveland Talent acquisition is about finding the right people for your company. However, finding talent is about more than just picking out the best resume. An unhappy employee or a bad…


Fraud in Divorce – Before, During and After

Apple Growth Partners' forensic accountants can help if you suspect fraud in your divorce.


By Bob Nemeth, CPA/ABV, CVA, CDFA, CFE, Principal – Business Valuation & Tax Earlier blog posts have focused on fraud occurring within a business. But, fraudulent activity is not limited to a business setting. Unfortunately, the ending of a…


What is Forensic Accounting and How Do I Know if I Need It?

Forensic accounting and fraud prevention services from Apple Growth.


By Jimmy Fisher, Associate – Audit & Assurance Now that we have learned some of the motivations behind committing fraud, as well as the various different types of fraud and ways to prevent them, let’s look at the area…