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  • Get Ready for Taxes: What to Do Before the Tax Year Ends Dec. 31

    WASHINGTON – As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season. For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will impact their 2017 tax returns. For example, […]

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  • Online Security – Seven Steps for Safety

    WASHINGTON – During the online holiday shopping season, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry remind people to be vigilant with their personal information. While shopping for gifts, criminals are shopping for credit card numbers, financial account information, Social Security numbers and other […]

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  • Get to Know the Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 2

    Every taxpayer has rights. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights takes these rights from the tax code and groups them into 10 categories. Taxpayers interacting with the IRS should know their rights, which are highlighted in Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer: The Right to Finality. Taxpayers have the […]

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  • Employers, Payroll Officials, Avoid the W-2 Email Scam

    WASHINGTON – The IRS, state tax agencies and private-sector tax groups warned the nation’s business, payroll and human resource communities about a growing W-2 email scam that threatens sensitive tax information held by employers. These emails may start with a simple, “Hey, you in today?” […]

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  • Victims of Data Breaches Should Consider These Steps

    WASHINGTON –The number of data breaches was already on a record pace for 2017 before the reported theft of nearly 145 million Americans’ names, addresses and Social Security numbers brought the issue to the forefront. Every day, data thefts large and small put people’s personal […]

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  • Get to Know the Taxpayer Bill of Rights – Part 1

    Every taxpayer has rights. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights takes these rights from the tax code and groups them into 10 categories. Taxpayers interacting with the IRS should know their rights, which are highlighted in Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer. The Right to Be Informed. Taxpayers have […]

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