Category Archives: Data Security

Taxpayers Should Be on the Lookout for New Versions of These Two Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams. Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two … Continue reading

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Here’s What Taxpayers Should Do to Protect Private Data

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers should protect their personal and financial data from criminals who continue to steal large amounts of information. Thieves use the data to file bogus tax returns and commit crimes while impersonating … Continue reading

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Safekeeping Tax Records Helps for Future Filing, Amended Returns, Audits

The following article was published by the IRS. The IRS generally recommends keeping copies of tax returns and supporting documents at least three years. Employment tax records should be kept at least four years after the date that the tax … Continue reading

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Tax Identity Theft Isn’t a Game

Our firm takes security very seriously. We want to begin with a reminder that tax identity theft is a growing problem. With fraudsters becoming much more sophisticated and large breaches happening so frequently — such as the 2017 Equifax incident, … Continue reading

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Simple Steps to Avoid Rip-offs

Now that holiday shopping season has officially begun, it’s important to be on the lookout for scams. We are going to take a brief look at some simple rules of fraud prevention to help this process along: Haste Makes Waste … Continue reading

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To everything there is a season – except tax scams

The following article was published by the IRS. Many people don’t really think about taxes once the tax season is over…but people promoting scams do. Each year, the IRS releases the top 12 scams, known as the Dirty Dozen. The … Continue reading

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If / Then Scenarios for Taxpayers Who Get Phished

The IRS reminds taxpayers that the agency does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or text messages to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar information for credit cards, banks and other … Continue reading

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