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Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN)

Phishing season in full swing as tax deadline looms

Phishing season in full swing as tax deadline looms

As reported in the AP news, Phishing season in full swing as tax deadline looms. NEW YORK (AP) — Tax day is a little more than a month away, which means phishing season is in full swing. The IRS says it’s seen a “surge” this year in phishing emails, with thieves baiting special hooks for payroll […]

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IRS suspends Identity Protection PIN online program

IRS suspends Identity Protection PIN online program

IRS Statement on IP PIN (Mar. 7, 2016) IRS has announced that it has temporarily suspended its online Identify Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) program; that program allowed taxpayers who had received such numbers and then lost or misplaced them, and certain other taxpayers, to retrieve IP PINs online. Background. To provide relief to […]

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Less than a month into filing season, IRS systems breached

Less than a month into filing season, IRS systems breached

Criminals attacked the IRS’ digital systems in an attempt to steal data that could be used to collect fraudulent refunds, the agency announced last week. The incident was the latest in a string of identity theft-related breaches that have been announced by tax officials and tax software companies this year. The news also comes shortly […]

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Washington Alert – “Taxes, Security, Together”; IRSAC released its annual report; TIGTA reports IRS needs to improve its audit coverage of high-income taxpayers

Washington Alert – “Taxes, Security, Together”; IRSAC released its annual report; TIGTA reports IRS needs to improve its audit coverage of high-income taxpayers

IRS, state tax administrators and the private-sector tax industry launched the “Taxes. Security. Together.” campaign with the goal of encouraging people to protect their personal and financial data online and at home. (IR 2015-129) According to IRS, the campaign, which will run through the April tax deadline, “is designed to raise public awareness that even […]

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IRS, states, and tax industry provide update on collaboration to fight identity theft refund fraud

IRS, states, and tax industry provide update on collaboration to fight identity theft refund fraud

IR 2015-117; Fact Sheet 2015-23, October 2015 Click here for IRS Commissioner Koskinen’s Press Remarks on Security Summit (Oct. 20, 2015) The “Security Summit” (the Summit), a group that includes IRS, state tax authorities, and tax industry firms, has issued an update on the progress made by the Summit’s working groups in their collaborative effort […]

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IRS issues FAQs and instructions on Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers

IRS issues FAQs and instructions on Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers

Click here for IRS’s “IP PIN Program Update: Numbers Must be Entered for All IP PIN Holders.” Click here for IRS’s “Frequently Asked Questions about the Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN).” IRS has issued a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers (IP PINs) on its website. IRS […]

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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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