Category: IRS Tips

IRS Tips
Avoid Identity Theft; Learn How to Recognize Phishing Scams

Simply ask for it. That’s the easiest way for an identity thief to steal your personal information. Each day, people fall victim to phishing scams through emails, texts or phone calls and mistakenly turn over important data. In turn, cybercriminals try to use that data to file fraudulent tax returns or commit other crimes. The […]

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Wrongful-Incarceration Exclusion Reminder: Dec. 19 is Deadline for Many Older Refund Claims; Use Special Address for All Back-Year Claims

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded wrongfully-incarcerated taxpayers, wishing to take advantage of the special retroactive tax exclusion now available to them, that in many cases, they must file their refund claims by Dec. 19. This income tax exclusion applies to any civil damages, restitution or other monetary award received in connection with […]

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Tax Preparedness Series: Tax Records – What to Keep

Note to Editor: This is the fifth in a series of reminders to help taxpayers prepare for the upcoming tax filing season. WASHINGTON – As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service has information for taxpayers who wonder how long to keep tax returns and other documents. Generally, the IRS recommends keeping copies of […]

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Protect Your Clients: Security Summit Partners Warn Tax Pros of Cybercriminals, Launch New Awareness Tips

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals of the continuing threat from cybercriminals and launched a series of security tips to encouraging stronger measures to protect taxpayer data. The Security Summit partners note that cybercriminals worldwide are actively targeting tax professionals in an effort to […]

IRS Tips
Tax Professionals: Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself

Due to the sensitive client data held by tax professionals, cybercriminals increasingly target the tax preparation community. Thieves use a variety of tactics, from remote computer takeovers to phishing scams. The IRS, state tax agencies and the private-sector tax industry ask for your help to combat identity theft and fraudulent returns. Working in partnership with […]

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