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Owe Back Taxes? PCAs, Tax Scams, And You

  An unexpected call from the IRS trying to collect back taxes is never fun, and recently, it became more likely.  In December 2015, the IRS started to use four private collection agencies (CBE, ConServe, Performant, and Pioneer) to collect

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Security: Web Access Strengthened by IRS

IRS taking additional security measures to protect your personal information

If you’ve been following along with us, you know that we focus a lot on security. Not only is our tax preparation software extremely secure, but we take every precaution imaginable to ensure our clients’ information is protected. The last

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Safeguards Planned for 2017 Taxes

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There are already a number of safeguards in place with the IRS when it comes to protecting our personally identifying information. However, now that we are entering the last few weeks of the year, many of us are already gather

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Scam Artists Lure Victims Promising Outlandish Refunds!

Inflated Refund Claims Remain on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous tax return preparers pushing inflated tax

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It’s tax season. Do you know where your mail is?

During the holiday season a missed or stolen package can be aggravating, which is doubtless why you eagerly watched for deliveries all December, calling the nanosecond you suspected a problem. Unfortunately, many employers don’t send tracking numbers when the packet

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Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you

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IRS Increases Examinations of High-Income Taxpayers, Fraud & Identity Theft

The Internal Revenue Service has stepped up its examinations in the past year of taxpayers with high adjusted gross incomes, according to newly released IRS figures. The IRS released its 2012 IRS Data Book on Monday, providing a snapshot of

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IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013

IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013 IRS YouTube Videos: Dirty Dozen: English | Spanish| ASL WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect

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