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It feels like two or three times a day, there is a report in the media about a company admitting its data was breached and customer information, including passwords, was stolen.

Even large firms or companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Target have admitted to breaches.

The truth is, no organization is immune from these attacks.

What most people need to be told is that you need to protect yourself not only by paying attention, but by carefully managing your various passwords.

We all get emails from UPS, Walmart, Costco and other big retailers, airlines or travel resorts, but are they real?

Cybercriminals are always looking for ways to get your information, steal money or steal your identity. They will create emails that look like they are from your bank, the IRS, a store you shop at, coworkers, relatives, or friends.

These emails will contain links they want you to click so you can enter your information. Unfortunately, once you do that, the damage is done.

A new year ushers in many changes for the Internal Revenue Service, but one massive problem will not go away – backlogs.

While the IRS still must deal with a backlog of mail and a backed-up phone system that leaves taxpayers and practitioners on hold and frequently drops the call, changes are in the works. Among them are a potential new commissioner (Danny Werfel was nominated for the role in November 2022) and an increased budget that will give the IRS billions of dollars to spend, although it has less than two months left to develop a spending plan.

On Dec. 29, the Internal Revenue Service issued the 2023 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Cleveland Jewish News recently named Zinner & Co. Partner Susan Krantz, CPA, CGMA, one of 18 Difference Makers for 2022. 

Krantz joined Zinner & Co. in 1990 and was named a partner in 1999. She possesses over 30 years of experience in audit and assurance. 

Zinner & Co. is pleased to continue its support and sponsorship of the Magic of LightsTM, being held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, from Nov. 24 through Jan. 2, between the hours of 5:30 and 10 p.m.

A longtime member of the Zinner & Co. family will retire at the end of the year.

Patti Puterbaugh joined Zinner & Co. LLP in Oct. 2000 as the File Room Clerk. Since then, she has made a lasting impact on the firm.

Zinner & Co. is proud to announce the launch of our new website.

Launched on Nov. 9, the new site provides visitors with important information about our firm, along with the services we offer and the specific industries we serve. Do not worry – we still offer comprehensive accounting, audit, tax, and management consulting services – but with a better website!

The Small Business Administration recently announced changes to its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

Men and women who retired as members of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, commonly called OPERS, need to be aware of a change that may affect their healthcare coverage.

OPERS retirees who are not of Medicare age will need to opt in during an upcoming open enrollment period in order to receive monthly payments to purchase health coverage. This is required, as the current OPERS group healthcare plan will be terminated at the end of the year.