5 Tax-Season Scams

5 Tax-Season Scams
 

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As the April 15 tax deadline draws near, swindlers are thinking of the best ways to defraud you of your hard-earned cash. Be vigilant and don’t fall for any tax-season scams. Here are five common ones:

1. The Early Refund Promise Scam

Phishing is the most common . . . → Read More: 5 Tax-Season Scams

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FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness

Have You Heard About Tax Identity Theft?

Ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be.

Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can happen when . . . → Read More: FTC: Tax Identity Theft Awareness

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FTC Settlement: Tax Relief Scammers and Resources for Consumers

FTC Settlement: Tax Relief Scammers Agree to Pay More Than $15 Million

American Tax Relief Scheme Bilked Consumers With False Promises They Qualified for IRS Programs to Reduce Tax Debts

Under an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, the defendants in a scheme that allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $100 million by falsely claiming they could . . . → Read More: FTC Settlement: Tax Relief Scammers and Resources for Consumers

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American Institute of CPAs offers Total Tax Insights Calculator

Total Tax Insights Calculator

Get a clearer view of the taxes you pay.

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Total Tax Insights is an online calculator designed to give U.S. taxpayers a clearer, more complete picture of their estimated total federal, state, and local tax obligation. The calculator and content on the site help users to gain greater awareness of . . . → Read More: American Institute of CPAs offers Total Tax Insights Calculator

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Controller Hosts Free Nonprofit and Faith-based Los Angeles County Seminar on August 14

Please Forward to Individuals and Organizations that May Be Interested
 
Controller John Chiang Hosts Free Nonprofit and Faith-based Los Angeles County Seminar on August 14, 2012
 
Learn the latest updates on new tax regulations, successful financial management, recent accounting developments and specific topics affecting your ability to operate and remain in state and federal compliance.

When:  Tuesday, August 14, 2012
 
Time:  . . . → Read More: Controller Hosts Free Nonprofit and Faith-based Los Angeles County Seminar on August 14

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New IRS2Go Offers Three More Features

New IRS2Go Offers Three More Features

 

IRS has released a new version of IRS2Go, a smartphone application that lets you interact with the IRS using your mobile device. Three new features are available, providing access to video, news updates and more tax information.

New!

IRS2Go delivers video from the IRS YouTube channel to your mobile device. As IRS . . . → Read More: New IRS2Go Offers Three More Features

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IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012

 

IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012

 

IRS YouTube Videos: Dirty Dozen: English | Spanish | ASL

The Internal Revenue Service issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.

The Dirty Dozen . . . → Read More: IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012

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VITA Super Site in Sacramento on April 15

VITA Super Site for Tax Preparation – April 15, Robbie Waters Pocket/Greenhaven Library, 7335 Gloria Drive, Sacramento, CA, 1 pm to 8 pm. Special one-day free tax preparation event for those earning $49,000 or less. In addition to free tax preparation, free and reduced-cost child care information will be available, children’s activities, free and reduced-cost health . . . → Read More: VITA Super Site in Sacramento on April 15

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IRS Tax Information – From Popular Government Questions USA.gov

2011 Federal Tax Filing Season

 

To assist taxpayers, select Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offices will be open on Saturday, March 26, 2011. These IRS offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

Individual and business taxpayers will no longer receive paper income tax packages in the mail from the IRS. These tax packages contained . . . → Read More: IRS Tax Information – From Popular Government Questions USA.gov

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Info on Tax Relief Companies – As part of NCPW

Tax Relief Companies — More Pain Than Gain?

If you owe back taxes and you don’t know how you’ll pay, you may be looking for help. A company that promises to significantly reduce your tax bill may seem like the answer to your problems. Slow down. You could end up deeper in debt. According to the Federal . . . → Read More: Info on Tax Relief Companies – As part of NCPW

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