January, 2015

Tax Awareness Week and Tip #5 of 5

Tax Awareness Week and Tip #5 of 5

Identity Theft Awareness Week Tip #5: Once tax identity thieves have your Social Security number and personal information, they can use them to commit other forms of identity theft, such as opening new financial accounts in your name. For steps you can take to deal with identity theft, go to ftc.gov/idtheft. Also remember to check your credit report annually. It’s free at...

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Tax Awareness Week and Tip #4 of 5

Tax Awareness Week and Tip #4 of 5

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Tip #4: Here are some other tips to lessen the chance you’ll be a victim of tax identity theft: • Always protect your Social Security number or Medicare card number: don’t give it out unless you have to, and always ask why it’s needed, how it’s going to be used, and how it will be stored. • Shred old taxes returns you’re no longer required to keep, as well as...

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Tax Awareness Week and Tip #3 of 5

Tax Awareness Week and Tip #3 of 5

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Tip #3: Have you heard about IRS imposters? Tax scammers posing as the IRS call and say you owe taxes, and threaten to arrest you if you don’t pay right away. They might know all or part of your Social Security number, and they can rig caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. Before you can investigate, they tell you to put the money on a prepaid debit...

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Tax Awareness Week and Tip #2 of 5

Tax Awareness Week and Tip #2 of 5

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Tip #2: What should you do if you think your Social Security number has been stolen? Or if you get a letter from the IRS saying more than one tax return was filed in your name, or that IRS records show wages from an employer you don’t know? Call the IRS Identity Theft Protection Specialized Unit at 1-800-908-4490. Report the fraud and ask for IRS ID Theft...

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Tax Awareness Week and Tip #1 of 5

Tax Awareness Week and Tip #1 of 5

This week (Jan 26-30) is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. So we will be bringing you Information, tips, and links so you may become more aware about tax identity theft and IRS imposters. Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Tip #1: Tax identity theft happens when someone files a fake tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund or a job. This...

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