Clarksville, TN – Today, Wednesday, December 16th, 2015, multiple Clarksville Police Department phone operators have been taking several complaint calls about scammers posing as IRS Representatives calling our citizens saying that they owe the IRS money.
One caller stated that she told the scammer she knew this was a scam. In an attempt to prove that he was a legitimate IRS Representative, the scammer was able to tell the potential scam victim her accurate address.
This will confuse some potential victims and is just one of many tactics the scammer will use to try to make you believe his or her story. Do not let them fool you, regardless if they know your address or not.
Clarksville, TN – Today, December 16th, 2015, our multiple Clarksville Police Department phone operators have been taking several complaint calls about scammers posing as IRS Representatives calling our citizens saying that they owe the IRS money.
Several of the complainants stated that the scammer had a thick foreign accent. The scammers go as far as to say that they will take out arrest warrants if the debt is not paid.
This is a Scam!
Washington, D.C. – The IRS’s annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list includes common tax scams that often peak during the tax filing season. The IRS recommends that taxpayers be aware so they can protect themselves against claims that sound too good to be true.
Taxpayers who buy into illegal tax scams can end up facing significant penalties and interest and even criminal prosecution. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville City Council met in a special session last evening (March 11th) at the direction of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan. The purpose was to conduct the second (all ordinances require two votes for passage) vote on a spending ordinance 72-2012-13.
As a brief background, the ordinance would have increased an approved spending request of $190,000 for a new chiller (AC Unit) for Clarksville City Hall. The increase would have raised the total expense to over one million dollars. This increase was due to buying a more efficient chiller (cost: $384,000) and replacing lighting fixtures in eight buildings for more efficient units at a cost of over $610,000. The initial vote of approval on this ordinance was held last Thursday (March 7th) and ended in a 6 – 6 tie that Mayor McMillan voted yes to provide passage of the ordinance. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Each state and IRS center has at least one local Taxpayer Advocate who is independent of the local IRS office and reports directly to the National Taxpayer Advocate.
The goals of the Taxpayer Advocate Service are to protect individual and business taxpayer rights and to reduce taxpayer burden. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Do you have questions about who you can claim as a dependent on your tax return? Does each person on your return qualify for an exemption?
The IRS has six important facts about dependents and exemptions that will help you file your 2012 tax return. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.
Rules for Clothing and Household Items: To be deductible, clothing and household items donated to charity generally must be in good used condition or better.
Washington, D.C. – Identity theft often starts outside of the tax administration system when someone’s personal information is unfortunately stolen or lost. Identity thieves may then use a taxpayer’s identity to fraudulently file a tax return and claim a refund. In other cases, the identity thief uses the taxpayer’s personal information in order to get a job.
The legitimate taxpayer may be unaware that anything has happened until they file their return later in the filing season and it is discovered that two returns have been filed using the same Social Security number. «Read the rest of this article»
“In order to claim certain benefits on your 2011 taxes, you need to take action no later than December 31st,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. “Taking steps now could save you money when you file your taxes next year.” «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years. Some of these changes include the following:
Special Charitable Contributions for Certain IRA Owners:
This provision, currently scheduled to expire at the end of 2011, offers older owners of individual retirement accounts (IRAs) a different way to give to charity. An IRA owner, age 70½ or over, can directly transfer tax-free up to $100,000 per year to an eligible charity. This option, created in 2006, is available for distributions from IRAs, regardless of whether the owners itemize their deductions. Distributions from employer-sponsored retirement plans, including SIMPLE IRAs and simplified employee pension (SEP) plans, are not eligible. «Read the rest of this article»
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