Validating e-filed 1040s

The Internal Revenue Service continues to take measures to prevent fraud by validating e-filed 1040s by having taxpayers sign and validate their electronically filed 2021 tax returns. When e-filing a tax return, all taxpayers must submit one of the following information: Your prior year Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Your prior year Self-Select PIN If you …

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Why do I need my ID to file taxes

When you filed your taxes this year were you asked to provide ID? How could your tax return and your driver’s license possibly be connected? Well, several states have added a request or a requirement for a driver’s license number (or other state identification number) to be entered into the tax software system for the …

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Get your IRS Identity Protection PIN

Make time before next tax season to get your Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) from the IRS. The IP PIN is a six-digit number that prevents someone else from filing a tax return using your Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. The IP PIN is known only to you and the IRS. It …

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Beware of spooky calls from the IRS

Taxpayers who get unexpected or unsolicited phone calls from the IRS should be very hesitant – it’s probably a scam. Phone calls continue to be one of the most common ways that thieves try to get you to provide personal information. These scammers then use that information to gain access to the victim’s bank or …

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IRS gon’ give it to ya. DMX arrested for alleged tax fraud

The latest in a string of celebrities in trouble with tax authorities is none other than rapper DMX, known for his 2003 hit “X Gon’ Give it to Ya.” DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is charged with attempting to evade taxes by setting up accounts in different names, avoiding his personal checking accounts, …

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Spain gives soccer icons the red card

“To me, soccer is so much more than a ball and two goals; it connects people from all of the corners of the world.”  – Unknown Author The Spanish government is helping connect (and prosecute) players from all corners of the world that are linked to similar, serious tax evasion issues. Over the past several …

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