Soulman’s Bar-B-Que Backs North Texas Students with Backpack Drive

Drop-offs available at all 21 DFW Soulman’s locations

July 23, 2019 (DALLAS) – With the rise in North Texas school districts that have a high volume of students in need, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que is teaming up with local Dallas radio station, 94.9 KLTY, to coordinate donations of backpacks and school supplies at all of their 21 North Texas locations beginning on July 22, 2019.

“We are strongly committed to the communities we serve. In the spirit of back-to-school and access to a great education for each and every child, we are opening our doors to anyone who wants to gather new school supplies, fill as many backpacks as they can and bring them to any of our collection boxes. Our goal is to get as many supplies and backpacks to students in time for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year,” says Soulman’s Bar-B-Que Director of Marketing, Baylea Wood.

Soulman’s and 94.9 KLTY will be hosting a Kick-Off Event on August 3, 2019 at the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Additionally, there will be four live remote broadcasts in August at the Soulman’s Bar-B-Que locations in Southlake (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 5), Wylie (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 6),  Mansfield (5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on August 7) and Royse City (3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on August 9).

Soulman’s Bar-B-Que is honored to support education in North Texas through numerous initiatives. Throughout the year, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que hosts events that benefit their neighboring schools. Coupled with fundraising for booster clubs, auction donations, team meals and Spirit Nights, Soulman’s is a proud sponsor of education in North Texas.

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 About Soulman’s Bar-B-Que

For more than 40 years, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que has satisfied the hardest to please bar-b-que lovers….Texans!  Founded in Pleasant Grove, Texas in 1974, Soulman’s had only a few simple goals—serve great Texas-style BBQ and offer friendly, sincere service.  Soulman’s original family recipes are still the foundation for the company’s success from their 8 different types of meat that are smoked “low & slow” over only hickory wood to their famous homemade sides, including Ranch house beans and Texas style cream corn! Throughout the years, this family-owned and operated company has remained true to their original strive for success and customer satisfaction and is honored to be considered one of the Top Bar-B-Que Chains in America (2018). Soulman’s currently owns and operates 21 North and East Texas locations in Addison, Allen, Cedar Hill, Forney, Garland, Greenville, Hurst, Hurst- Grapevine Highway, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mansfield, Mesquite, Quinlan, Rockwall I-30, Rockwall Goliad, Royse City, Southlake, Sulphur Springs, Terrell, Van and Wylie. To learn more about Soulman’s Bar-B-Que, visit them online at http://www.soulmans.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/soulmansbbq.

 

Media Contact:
Dana Cobb; 972-955-9747
pr@soulmans.com

Tax Alert: IRS Revises Procedures for Obtaining Employer Identification Numbers

As part of its ongoing security review, the Internal Revenue Service announced last week that it is implementing new procedures that will allow only certain individual taxpayers qualifying as the “responsible party” to request Employer Identification Numbers (EIN) for a legal entity. The new procedures will apply to both online EIN applications and paper filings of Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number. The procedures are designed to improve transparency and provide increased security to the EIN process.

An EIN is the nine-digit tax identification number required to be used for the federal income tax filings and reporting for employers, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, estates, trusts, sole proprietors, nonprofit associations, government agencies, retirement plans, and other business entities.

Effective May 13, 2019, only an individual taxpayer that has either a Social Security number or an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) will be recognized by the IRS as the responsible party eligible to submit an EIN application. Other entities will no longer be able to obtain additional identification numbers for related entities using their existing EIN.

Generally, the responsible party for a legal entity is the person that owns, controls, or exercises the ultimate effective control over the entity. If more than one person qualifies, the entity may choose which individual will be treated as the responsible party.   A detailed explanation of who should be the responsible party for the various types of entities is included in the instructions for Form SS-4.

If the responsible party subsequently changes, the entity should change the official designation by filing Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party, within 60 days of the change. Only federal, state, local and tribal governmental entities and the military (including state national guards) are exempt from the responsible party requirements. However, there is no change in the procedures that allow tax professionals to act as third-party designees to apply for EINs for their clients.

The IRS has formally announced the new procedures weeks in advance to ensure that entities and their representatives have adequate time to identify the correct responsible party and comply with the new policy. Please do not hesitate to contact your Whitley Penn tax advisor to assist you in identifying the applicable responsible person for your organizations and ensuring a seamless transition to adhering to the new rules.

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Shred’N Service Purchased by ProShred of North Texas

Chad Turner of Chad’s Shred’N Service announces the company has been purchased by ProShred of North Texas. “We have worked together with Chad’s Shred’N Service, specifically with on-site shredding, for the past several years and we are pleased that Chad will join our team,” says ProShred president Angela Davis. She continues, “We know Chad has done a great job over the past 12 years in developing his company with hard work and keeping the trust of his clients. We plan to continue his efforts in growing the Metroplex area with that same hard work and trust.”

“ProShred offers some additional services that Chad’s Shred’N Service was not in the position to offer in the past, such as hard drive shredding, scanning, scheduled route service, and accepting credit card payments. We believe this synergy will help both Chad and us,” adds Ms. Davis. “We will keep Chad’s telephone number and mailing address for the next several months to help with the transition of his clients.”

Beware of Online Phishing Attacks

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We’ve recently seen an increase in phishing and email spoofing attempts. Unfortunately, many of these impersonation email attacks are not detectable by existing security solutions. The best protection is to be aware and prepared. Here are a couple of helpful tips to avert an attack:

  1. Think before you click! Your first instinct is right 90% of the time. If it isn’t a sender you recognize or something you are not expecting, question it.
  2. Before clicking on ANY link, hover over it with your mouse and the web address will pop up. If it’s a scam, it will be a random URL or name, instead of the legitimate name of the organization they are pretending to be.
  3. Never reply to the email asking if it is legitimate. The hackers often have access to this email and will respond and tell you it’s real. Call the person the email says it’s from, and ask them directly over the phone.
  4. If you’ve opened it by mistake, contact us right away! Microsoft Office 365 will never ask for your login information by email. Call us if you have any questions or concerns about an email in your inbox.

Below you will find a basic guide that showcases symptoms of a phishing attempt: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/phishing-symptoms.aspx

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