Feb 01

OWE TAXES – YOUR TRAVEL MAYBE RESTRICTED

Ten things you need to know about passport restrictions on delinquent taxpayers — In late 2015, Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, a law that, among other things, helps the IRS collect larger tax debts. Included in the FAST Act is Section 7345 of the Internal Revenue Code, which requires the IRS to …

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Dec 28

IRS LOWERS MILEAGE RATES FOR 2017

IRS lowers mileage rates for 2017- The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning Jan. 1, standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 53.5 …

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Jun 16

WHATS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE? – IRS Forfeiture Policies

IRS Changes Civil Asset Forfeiture Policies – Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service is revising its civil asset forfeiture policies after coming under pressure from Congress for failing to return funds wrongly seized from small businesses. ‘The IRS took $43 million from 700 small businesses between 2007 and 2013 through wrongful civil asset forfeitures …

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Jun 15

IRS Scammers Demanding Gift Cards

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration [TIGTA] warned Tuesday about a new twist in the IRS impersonation scam, with scammers and fraudsters pretending to be Internal Revenue Service employees demanding taxpayers send them tax payments not only on iTunes gift , but on other types of gift cards as well. TIGTA issued an alert …

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Mar 14

Using Public Wi-Fi is Like Posting on a Billboard

If you’re emailing over a public Wi-Fi network, you should see it no differently than broadcasting everything onto a billboard in Times Square, experts say. People are often fooled into using fake Wi-Fi hot spots, which hackers use to steal passwords and access private information. Feb 25 2016 – Elizabeth Weise USA Today, SAN FRANCISCO—Public …

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