Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week January 26-30, 2015.
Tax season is the time of the year that most people dread. The stress accumulates with endless number crunching, sorting through old receipts, and the dreaded April 15th deadline. It isn’t enough that we all stress to get our taxes complete and on time, but we also have to remember that there are some who […]
Are Consumers Taking Action After Data Breaches?
Major retail chains have made headlines with a string of data breaches that have plagued consumers identity and security. Chic-fil-a, the latest retail victim of a data breach, is investigating the situation after receiving reports of unusual activity involving cards used at its restaurants. A year ago, Target experienced the largest data breach over the […]
HUD Focuses On Helping More Americans Achieve Home Ownership
Former San Antonio Mayor, now current HUD secretary, Julian Castro looks to realign the direction of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The news came last week as Castro and President Barack Obama announced a cut in the premiums charged by the Federal Housing Administration as a way to expand homeownership among lower-income borrowers. The new […]
Welcome To Our New Home!
It’s nice to be home!! After months and months of rigorous planning, rearranging, and construction Sarma can now call 555 E. Ramsey home. We are excited to begin 2015 in our new corporate headquarters. We hope everyone is as excited as we are! Sarma 555 E. Ramsey San Antonio, Texas 78216
Mortgage delinquencies in Texas will reach pre-recession levels by the end of next year.
Mortgage delinquencies in Texas will reach pre-recession levels by the end of next year, an annual forecast released Wednesday by TransUnion says. The share of people who miss two or more mortgage payments in Texas is expected to reach 2.2 percent at the end of 2015, down from the 2.83 percent forecast for the end […]
A Good Time To Start Closing Your Books
We are well into mid-November and before you know it, the holiday season will be quickly upon us. Time moves by pretty quickly during this time of the year, especially when you are bombarded with holiday shopping, office parties, gift exchanges, and family gatherings. During times like these, people sometimes forget the other important tasks during the […]
Have You Heard Of OIG, Excluded Parties List or FACIS?
Employing sanctioned or excluded individuals or vendors can put you and your practice in jeopardy of facing serious penalties. The U.S Department of Health & Human Services Office of General Inspector (OIG) suggest regular reviews and recommends monthly screening of all employees to verify that employed individuals do not appear on the OIG List of […]
Placing A Fraud Alert When Your Identity Is Stolen
The statistics are startling. The number of personal records exposed in 2014, thus far, has reached up to 10 million. Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. This can effect your finances, credit history and reputation. Acting quickly when your identity is stolen is the first step […]
Sarma Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Sarma employees wore their pink last Friday in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Raising awareness and support to the cause is very important, and Sarma is proud to be a part of such a campaign each and every year!
Is Your Business FCRA Compliant?
If you aren’t familiar with the acronym FCRA, then I would recommend a channel change to the news, or even better an internet search on these four important letters. FCRA stands for Fair Credit Reporting Act, which is a consumer protection statue that regulates the screening process. The purpose of this act is to require […]