With tax season underway and scams running rampant, here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of identity theft: The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or social media tools to request personal or … read more
If you become a potential or actual victim of identity theft outside the tax system or believe you may be at risk due to a lost/stolen purse or wallet, questionable credit card activity or questionable activity on your credit report, … read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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