New Cyber Attack Masquerading as IRS Refund Information

Now that your tax returns are completed, there is a new way for the bad guys to get after you. There is a new email-based ransomware attack, which involves receiving an email that looks like the item below. The bad … read more

Five Good Reasons Why You Should Choose Direct Deposit

The best way to get your tax refund is by direct deposit. Here are five good reasons to join the 84 million taxpayers who chose direct deposit last year. IRS Direct Deposit: Is Fast. The fastest way to get your … read more

Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself

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

IRS Limits Direct Deposits to Combat Refund Fraud

Income tax refund fraud and identity theft continues to plague taxpayers and the IRS. In 2013 alone the IRS had to issue 770,000 tax return PIN numbers to taxpayers who had fraudulent tax returns filed under their social security number. … read more

Now or Never! Time is Running Out to Claim $760 Million in Tax Refunds

If you have not filed your 2010 tax return, you have until April 15, 2014 to file your return and claim any refund. The law generally provides a three-year window to claim a refund from the tax year. For 2010 … read more

Call and Wait is Annoying – You Just Want Answers from the IRS!

It can be so annoying to call anywhere and just want to get some answers, but you need to dial through a number of options, only to be on interminable hold. It turns out the IRS is no different than … read more

IRS Improves “Where’s My Refund?”

One of the handiest tools on the IRS website is the Where’s My Refund? app.  Located on the right side of the front page of the IRS website, the IRS is improving the tool this year to give taxpayers … read more

IRS E-Filing Season – Delay for Some Refunds

Electronic filing and direct deposit is the quickest route by far to getting your refund in your bank account and out of the hands of the government. The IRS has opened its filing season successfully this month, and refunds have … read more

Are You Missing a W-2?

The IRS website can be very helpful.  I wanted to point out one of the most recent IRS tax tips that will help taxpayers who are having trouble getting their W-2’s or have misplaced their W-2’s and are ready to … read more

The IRS on Television

When I heard that Ron Howard was making a TV show about the IRS, I thought, it was about time.  We have CSI, why not IRS.  Through the years, there have been many references to the IRS on television.  I … read more


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