identity theft

Are You an Identity Theft Victim?

The amount of identity theft cases continues to increase each year and could even affect your tax return and/or refund. Identity thieves will use another individual’s social security number in order to file a false tax return to claim a … read more

IRS Intensifies Crackdown on Identity Theft

As a follow up to the Impact of Tax Fraud and Tax-Related Identity Theft blog that we posted in September, there is some new news in this area. The IRS issued a newswire that explains how they have been working … read more

Beware of Bogus IRS Emails

The IRS receives thousands of reports every year from taxpayers who receive emails out-of-the-blue claiming to be from the IRS. Scammers use the IRS name or logo to make the message appear authentic so you will respond to it. In … read more

Impact of Tax Fraud and Tax-Related Identity Theft

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson recently released a report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will focus on during the upcoming fiscal year.  The report expresses particular concern about the taxpayer impact of … read more

IRS Warns Against Identity Theft

I have had both friends and associates that have been victims of identity theft.  It is a nasty experience for all concerned and leaves you with a sick feeling in the bottom of your stomach. The IRS is getting serious … read more

Phishing and Other Schemes Using the IRS Name – Part 1

We often receive calls or emails from clients wondering why the IRS is requesting personal information via email.  It is important for you to know that the IRS will never request any information via email.  Any emails requesting personal information … read more

Identity Theft and the 2010 U.S. Census

The 2010 U.S. Census has begun. If a census worker comes to your door protect yourself by remembering these facts (provided by the Better Business Bureau): U.S. Census workers will have a badge, a handheld device and a confidentiality notice … read more

A Reminder to Avoid New Identity Theft Scams from the IRS

Recently the IRS came out and reminded taxpayers to be aware of and avoid potential new identity theft scams that use the IRS name, logo or website in an attempt to convince taxpayers that they are receiving a genuine communication … read more


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