Safeguarding Your Documents Before Disaster Strikes

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Janelle Saylor, CPA at UHY Advisors talks about how it’s an excellent idea to keep records in a fire and water proof storage container and/or to scan any key documents and records and save them electronically to avoid any loss of records due to flood or fire.

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Due to the recent flooding in southeast Michigan, many businesses and individuals may be facing the loss or destruction of tax records. In the event of an IRS examination, the burden is on the taxpayer to prove any deductions claimed. In this case, a taxpayer may reconstruct and substantiate expenses with copies of bank statements, credit card statements, cancelled checks, receipts, invoices, an itemized list prepared by your tax preparer, or credible testimony. Many times, your taxpayer will have copies of the detail used to prepare the tax return as well.

To avoid any future loss of records due to flood or fire, it’s an excellent idea to keep records in a fire and water proof storage container and/or to scan any key documents and records and save them electronically.

If you’re interested in discussing an emergency preparedness checklist, contact your professional at UHY LLP in Farmington Hills 248 355 1040 or Sterling Heights 586 254 1040, or visit us on the web at http://www.uhy-us.com.

About UHY Advisors
UHY Advisors provides tax and consulting services to a variety of sectors. UHY LLP, a licensed CPA firm, provides audit and other attest services to public and private companies. UHY Advisors FLVS provides forensic, valuation, intellectual property, electronic discovery and international arbitration services to law firms and their clients. Many of these services grew from client business needs and their requests for assistance in a variety of areas of expertise.

UHY Advisors, operating in an alternative practice structure with UHY LLP, forms one of the largest professional services firms in the US. While that scale might provide confidence for some clients, others tell us our greatest value is the way we bring these resources to bear to help address today’s evolving business challenges. It’s a philosophy we call “The Next Level of Service”. To learn more visit http://www.uhy-us.com.

All of the above entities are members of UHY International, a global network of independent professional services firms that provide audit, tax and consulting services around the world. UHY International member firms comprise one of the top international accounting networks in the world. As a member firm, we provide our clients with resources in business centers strategically located around the globe. We are an active member in this organization with significant participation that brings the power of an international network to bear for our clients.

UHY Advisors, Inc. provides tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors.” UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities. UHY LLP and UHY Advisors, Inc. are U.S. members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited, a UK company, and form part of the international UHY network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHY international network. Any services described herein are provided by UHY LLP and/or UHY Advisors (as the case may be) and not by UHY or any other member firm of UHY. Neither UHY nor any member of UHY has any liability for services provided by other members.

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Jessica Dalessandro
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