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IRS gives Last Minute Tax Filing Tips

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, TN – As the April 15th income-tax filing deadline approaches, IRS Spokesman Mark Green offers tax tips for those still working on their tax returns.

“Millions of taxpayers are rushing to complete their taxes and thousands more realize they’re going to need more time. We estimate that 2.9 million Tennessee Taxpayers will be filing tax returns this year. Thus far we have received over 1.8 million tax returns with an average refund of $2,893,” said Green.   As taxpayers begin to work on finalizing their tax returns, here are some valuable free helpful tax tips to avoid the stress and help beat the rush.

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TWRA reports 2014-15 Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Licenses now Expired

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2014-15 hunting and fishing licenses are now expired, as of Saturday, February 28th. The new 2015-16 licenses went on sale February 18th and are valid through February 2016.

Licenses are available at Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) regional offices, license agents and on the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org.

The new licenses annually go on sale each February 18th. License sales provide the primary funding for the TWRA, which does not receive any funding from the state’s general fund (i.e. state sales tax). Licenses purchased before July 1st are available at current prices. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Scammers pretending to be IRS

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has received reports that several citizens have been contacted by someone purporting to be with the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to defraud them.

Since we are currently in tax season, many more citizens may be contacted by someone saying that they are with the Internal Revenue Service.

Across the country, citizens have been called by scammers using common names and fake IRS badge numbers.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Identity Crimes Unit Warns Citizens of Identity Theft during Holidays

 

Identity Crimes Unit Offers Tips for Protection

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit urges all citizens to protect themselves against identity crimes, including theft and fraud, this holiday season.

“Millions of shoppers will take advantage of ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Cyber Monday’ holiday sales this year. We just want to encourage consumers to take extra precautions to prevent fraudulent use of their personal information,” Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams said. He oversees the department’s Identity Crimes Unit. «Read the rest of this article»

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Internal Revenue Service Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, 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»

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NCIC Background Check required for Fort Campbell Access starting August 15th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Visitors to Fort Campbell will no longer be allowed to enter the installation based on the scanning of their driver’s license at the Access Control Points.

Effective August 15th, 2014, anyone wanting to access Fort Campbell unaccompanied by a Federal Government ID card-holder must successfully pass a National Crime Information Center, or NCIC, background check.

The NCIC is operated by the FBI and contains information from federal, state, local and foreign criminal justice agencies. A check of records through the NCIC is the Army’s minimum baseline background check for entrance onto installations for non-government ID card holders, including visitors.

Spc. Bryan Clark, an infantryman from 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks identifications Dec. 12, at gate 4 on Fort Campbell. The gate guards help maintain security at the perimeter of the installation by diligently checking vehicles coming on post. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs) «Read the rest of this article»

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IRS says Avoid Summertime Tax Scams

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, 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.

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IRS reminds tax exempt organizations to file by May 15th

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSNashville, 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.

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U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration Warns of “Largest Ever” Phone Fraud Scam Targeting Taxpayers

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) today issued a warning to taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them.

“This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. George noted that TIGTA has received reports of over 20,000 contacts and has become aware of thousands of victims who have collectively paid over $1 million as a result of the scam, in which individuals make unsolicited calls to taxpayers fraudulently claiming to be IRS officials. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department alerts public to Phone Solicitations for Payment Scam

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department (CPD) would like to make the public aware of two separate Scam incidents that recently took place. Please read the two Narratives below and after, the CPD will provide helpful hints on how to avoid being a victim:

Narrative 1 occurred on January 2nd, 2014 at 7:44pm, the CPD responded to a Fraud/False Pretense incident. The Clarksville victim does not speak much English, which is relevant to the report. «Read the rest of this article»

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