Washington, D.C. – 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 have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. If you don’t answer, they often leave an “urgent” callback request.
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.
Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, TIGTA has identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Currently, Clarksville citizens, along with citizens in nearly every state in the country, are getting phone calls from individuals stating they are from the IRS and are demanding money. This is a scam!
The Clarksville Police Department is advising that Clarksville citizens receiving these calls to hang up. The IRS is not going to call demanding money and will not threaten to arrest, deport, or revoke an individual’s license if the money is not paid immediately. According to the IRS, contact to taxpayers is likely to occur via mail.
Washington, D.C. – Ah, summertime! Warm days, rest and recreation and…tax scams. Thieves don’t stop victimizing unsuspecting taxpayers with their scams after April 15th. Identity theft, phone and phishing scams happen year-round.
Those three top the IRS’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams this year. Here’s some important information you should know about these common tax scams.
Washington, D.C. – Many parents pay for childcare or day camps in the summer while they work.
If this applies to you, your costs may qualify for a federal tax credit that can lower your taxes.
Here are 10 facts that you should know about the Child and Dependent Care Credit.
10 Provisions to be Highlighted on IRS.gov, in Publication 1
Washington, D.C. ― The Internal Revenue Service has announced the adoption of a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” that will become a cornerstone document to provide the nation’s taxpayers with a better understanding of their rights.
The Taxpayer Bill of Rights takes the multiple existing rights embedded in the tax code and groups them into 10 broad categories, making them more visible and easier for taxpayers to find on IRS.gov.
Washington, D.C. – Some natural disasters are more common in the summer. But major events like hurricanes, tornadoes and fires can strike any time.
It’s a good idea to plan for what to do in case of a disaster.
You can help make your recovery easier by keeping your tax and financial records safe.
Washington, D.C. – Many students take a job in the summer after school lets out. If it’s your first job it gives you a chance to learn about the working world.
That includes taxes we pay to support the place where we live, our state and our nation.
Here are eight things that students who take a summer job should know about taxes.
Nashville, Tn – The IRS has a few important reminders as the May 15 filing deadline for many tax-exempt organizations fast approaches.
Make sure you file Form 990 if you are required to file. Filing the form is very important for many groups who are at risk of losing their tax exemption.
Do not include Social Security numbers on Form 990 when you file the form. The IRS also cautions not to include personally identifiable information. Including unnecessary SSNs or other unrequested personal information could lead to identity theft.
Clarksville, TN – Qualified nonprofit charitable or civic organizations in Clarksville have an opportunity to seek the City’s financial support on a limited basis. Applications for these funds are due by noon on Thursday, April 10th, 2014. «Read the rest of this article»
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