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Don’t Be a Victim to IRS Phone and E-Mail Scams

January 12th, 2016

Thieves use taxpayers’ natural fear of the IRS and other government entities to ply their scams, including e-mail and phone scams, to steal your money. They also use phishing schemes to trick you into divulging your SSN, date of birth, account numbers, passwords and other personal data that allow them to scam the IRS and […]

Don’t Be Scammed By Fake Charities

December 8th, 2015

Article Highlights: Scammers and charitable contributions How to check on legitimate charities Disaster scammers As the end of the year approaches, you will probably be besieged by requests from charitable organizations for contributions. The holiday season is the favorite time of the year for charities to solicit donations. But you should be aware that it […]

President’s Budget Proposal

April 7th, 2015

The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal was just released and includes a number of tax proposals that would increase the taxes on higher-income taxpayers and provide more tax breaks for low- to middle-income taxpayers. The following are some highlights of the budget proposal that would impact individuals and small businesses, but remember these are proposals […]

Understanding the Health Insurance Mandate

February 11th, 2014

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act will impose the new requirement that all people in the United States, with certain exceptions, have minimum essential health care insurance or they will be subject to a penalty. How this will affect your family will depend upon a number of issues. Already Insured If you have insurance […]

Congress Avoids the Fiscal Cliff

January 8th, 2013

As we were going to press with this newsletter, the Senate and the House have voted on a last-minute budget deal worked out between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans averting the so-called fiscal cliff. Details of the deal were sketchy at press time, but here are some highlights of the compromise bill as provided […]

Tax Tidbits

May 1st, 2012

From time to time issues related to taxes arise that are interesting, informative or humorous that is not directly related to the preparation of a tax return but are related issues associated with federal taxation. Passports Could Be Revoked for Delinquent Taxpayers – The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a provision added to a highway […]

The Latest Scam—Don’t be a Victim!

March 20th, 2012

Last month, we cautioned you about Internet scams aimed at tricking you into divulging information that will compromise your identity. That article described how Internet crooks disguise themselves as the IRS in an attempt to steal your identity. The IRS is not the only disguise these scammers use. They pretend to be attorneys representing estates, […]

Don’t Be Scammed By Tax Season Cyber Criminals

February 14th, 2012

Now that tax season is upon us, so are the e-mail scammers pretending to be the IRS. Most of these scams fraudulently use the IRS name, logo, and/or website header as a lure to make the communication appear more authentic and enticing. They lead you to believe you had a refund of some sort coming […]

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