Monday, July 12, 2010

Backup Today!!

Have you told yourself one, two, maybe even three times that, “tomorrow we definitely have to backup our system”. The only problem is that tomorrow never gets here. Only after I had a client called desperately seeking a current backup of his data after his computers crashed, did I realize that “tomorrow” has to happen today. The damage is done once the computer crashes. At that point you have three options. The first, simplest and most cost effective is to just restore your data from a secure website source or external drive (ie jump drive, external hard drive, cds). The second and third are both equally expensive which are recreate all of the data lost or hire a company that restores data from computers. Be proactive about your business and safeguard your data by investing in some sort of backup system TODAY!

Unemployment Tax Rate Skyrockets

A Clemmons and Company’s client had the lowest possible unemployment tax rate. Due to the down economy a lay off was necessary for ONE employee. Florida Department of Revenue raised the business unemployment rate from the lowest possible to the highest rate in one quarter. Throughout all of my years of doing unemployment tax returns, I have never seen a rate increase so drastically for one employee to receive benefits in such a short period of time. To receive clarification/explanation, I contacted the Florida Revenue Department. The Revenue Agent reply was that this is what the department is currently doing being that the State’s Unemployment Fund is depleted. Feel free to contact Clemmons and Company to discuss ways to maintain a low tax rate.