Tag Archive: #taxhelp

Mar 02

TAX FRAUD AFFECTS MILLIONS — Thieves Nab IRS PINs to Hijack Refunds

KREBSONSECURITY March 1, 2016 —- Last year, KrebsOnSecurity warned that the Internal Revenue Service‘s (IRS) solution for helping victims of tax refund fraud avoid being victimized two years in a row was vulnerable to compromise by identity thieves. According to a story shared by one reader, the crooks are well aware of this security weakness …

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Feb 05

IRS Crash Cause Unknown

The IRS fixed their computer problems, the cause of outage not yet known. A little more than 24 hours after the computer crash at the Internal Revenue Service, the problems have been fixed. The IRS on Wednesday afternoon stopped being able to accept electronically filed returns. Some functions of the website stopped working, as well. …

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Feb 05

IRS Completes the “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2015

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service wrapped up the 2015 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams today with a warning to taxpayers about aggressive telephone scams continuing coast-to-coast during the early weeks of this year’s filing season.   The aggressive, threatening phone calls from scam artists continue to be seen on a daily basis in …

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Feb 01

Tax Fraud – In the Extended Family

January 25, 2016 – Jeff Stimpson|AccountingToday A roundup of our favorite recent tax fraud cases. Denver, CO: A federal court has permanently barred preparer Gerardo Herrera and his business, El Lobo Multiservicios Professionales Inc., from preparing federal returns. The government contends that Herrera and his business fraudulently reduced clients’ tax liabilities using extra dependents and …

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Jan 20

IRS Kicks Off Tax Season – Are There Still Problems?

Taxpayers can expect some improvement in 2016, but they should still brace themselves for dropped calls, extended hold times and long lines. The Internal Revenue Service launched the tax-filing season Tuesday, promising better taxpayer and practitioner service, although a labor union official representing IRS employees warned there could still be problems. After five straight years …

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