identity theft

Don’t Mess with the IRS – Their Budget Includes Guns

The IRS not only has to deal with taxpayers that are as harmless as you can imagine (think your grandma who wouldn’t hurt a fly), but increasingly, they also have to deal with taxpayers who are involved in such things … read more

IP PIN Tool Returns to IRS Website

The Internal Revenue Service has re-launched the “Get an IP PIN” tool on By adding multi-factor authentication, the IRS hopes to prevent future fraudulent applications and automated attacks. An Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) is given to … read more

Refunds for Certain Credits Delayed Next Filing Season

If you expect to claim either the Earned Income Credit or Additional Child Credit on your 2016 tax return, prepare for the possibility that you may need to wait for that refund longer than usual. In an effort to curb … read more

Tax Return Identity Theft – Not Just a Problem at the Federal Level

Many are aware of the big problem of identity theft relative to federal income tax filings. More and more individuals have been filing their federal income tax returns, only to find out from the IRS that someone already filed one … read more

Your IRS Tax Season Questions Answered Part I

Where’s my refund? Why does it take so long for me to get the money? What is this IRS form 5071(c) notice? What does it mean? With less than 50 days left to file your tax return, here’s some helpful … read more

Don’t Fall Victim to these Tax Scams!

Each year, the IRS updates their “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams to watch out for during the filing season. The list highlights the most common scams that taxpayers have dealt with during the previous year. #1 – Identity Theft … read more

IRS Responds to Identity Theft

In recent years the volume of identity theft incidents has grown at an alarming rate. In 2014, more than 9.9 million Americans fell victim to identity theft. Although often less talked about, tax-related identity theft crimes have risen drastically in … read more

IRS Taxpayer Advocate Employee Charged with ID Theft

An employee who worked in the IRS’s Taxpayer Advocate office in Birmingham, AL is facing multiple charges in an identity theft scheme. Four people were arrested and charged last month including Nakeisha Hall, 39, an IRS employee who worked in … read more

IRS Mails Identity Theft PINs with Incorrect Tax Year

With the unfortunate uptick in data breaches and identity theft crimes over the past several years, many businesses and organizations have taken steps to prevent or at least mitigate the potential impact of identity theft. For example, you’ve probably received … read more

Taxability of Identity Theft Protection Services

Recent years have brought a slew of high-profile data breaches of major organizations. Some of the largest breaches include Target, Anthem Health Care, Home Depot and most recently, Ashley Madison. Even the U.S. Government has not been immune, as the … read more


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