Tax Identity Theft
Tax season is upon us, and filing a tax return to get a refund in the bank can cause anxiety and excitement at the same time. However, if you e-filed a tax return only to be rejected by the IRS because your return with your SSN was already accepted, you may be a victim of Tax Identity Theft. Tax Identity theft occurs when a thief uses your information, such as your SSN, to file a fraudulent tax return to get a refund from the IRS even if you would not receive a refund. When
Who should setup access in the ERP (Financial Application)?
As an IT auditor for local governments, one of the most often asked questions I get during audits is this: “Who should set up user access in the financial application?” There is a debate concerning whether it should be IT or finance staff that creates accounts and is involved with setting up access. My answer, as with many professional questions, is, “it depends.” Specifically, it depends upon other controls that might be in place. What I like to do with clients is walk t