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Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

Bits ‘n Pieces – Trump on churches; Noble Energy; IRS dirty dozen list; SEC investigation re Caterpillar parts

Bits ‘n Pieces – Trump on churches; Noble Energy; IRS dirty dozen list; SEC investigation re Caterpillar parts

* Trump: Churches should not lose tax-exempt status for political participation. By Jose A. DelReal – The Washington Post. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tells the Christian Broadcasting Network that he believes more faith leaders would endorse him if they didn’t feel threatened. Link to The Washington Post, wapo.st/1OiaKiJv * Noble Energy changes track with […]

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Washington Alert – Phishing and Malware Incidents up 400% at IRS; IRS improves its direct debit installment agreement (DDIA) procedures; Identity theft tops IRS’s annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams

Washington Alert – Phishing and Malware Incidents up 400% at IRS; IRS improves its direct debit installment agreement (DDIA) procedures; Identity theft tops IRS’s annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams

The current tax season already has seen a 400% surge in phishing and malware incidents, a situation which prompted IRS to renew an earlier consumer alert regarding email schemes. (IR 2016-28) This has become a nationwide problem, and variations of the schemes also are appearing in text messages. As described by the agency, the emails […]

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Washington Alert – IRS publishing Dirty Dozen on consecutive days; Telephone scammers; IRS Free File

Washington Alert – IRS publishing Dirty Dozen on consecutive days; Telephone scammers; IRS Free File

In a departure from past practices, IRS has decided to issue its list of so-called “Dirty Dozen” tax scams on 12 consecutive business days rather than publishing a comprehensive list. The first scam on the Dirty Dozen list is telephone scams. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as […]

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Washington Alert – IRS and the Dirty Dozen; EITC Enforcement; Qualified Zone Academy Bonds; Offer in Compromise Booklet Revised; Middle Class Economics

Washington Alert – IRS and the Dirty Dozen; EITC Enforcement; Qualified Zone Academy Bonds; Offer in Compromise Booklet Revised; Middle Class Economics

IRS on Feb. 9 published its complete list of the 2015 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams. (IR 2015-26) Commencing on Jan. 22, the agency cited one scam each business day in order to place more emphasis on each of the scams. The tax scams included the following – phone scams; phishing; identity theft; return preparer fraud; […]

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How to Spot Fraudulent Charities – IRS, FEMA Websites Can Help You Avoid Them,

How to Spot Fraudulent Charities – IRS, FEMA Websites Can Help You Avoid Them,

How to Spot Fraudulent Charities – IRS, FEMA Websites Can Help You Avoid Them, as reported in the WS Journal.  Whenever typhoons, tornadoes, floods and other disasters strike, it usually doesn’t take long for clever con artists to emerge, trying to take advantage of human misery. Keep that in mind if you get requests for […]

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Protect Yourself from the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

Protect Yourself from the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

IRS Special Edition Tax Tip entitled “Protect Yourself from the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams,” comes out this time of year.  Here it is for your reading pleasure.  Be warned. 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 […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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