IRS Warns of Phishing Scams
Posted by admin on February 2, 2015
The IRS is warning taxpayers to look out for fake emails/websites looking to steal your personal information. These "phishing" schemes make use of unsolicited emails and websites that mirror image legitimate sites in an effort to steal personal information from individuals. If you receive one of these emails, you can report it to the IRS by forwarding it to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important to be aware that the IRS does not contact taxpayers through email/text messaging or any form of social media at this time.
There are also phone scams out there, so beware of these as well. If someone posing as an IRS employee calls you, do not give them any information over the phone. Instead, call the IRS back directly at 1-800-829-1040 to find out if this was a legitimate call.
As always, when in doubt, do not respond with any personal information. Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns about these issues nor or in the future.
2014 Tax Season Is Here!
Posted by admin on January 18, 2015
2014 Tax Season is here and it's time to start gathering those tax documents that come in the mail. Be careful though, because there are some banks or investment companies that have gone paperless and require you to sign into your account to obtain your Form 1099s. it's good practice to have a list of items that you need to prepare your taxes each year so that you can check them off as you receive them. January 20, 2015 is the official opening day of filing with the IRS. Here's to another exciting tax season!
Posted by admin on August 4, 2014
Thanks for checking out my first blog! I hope to make this a place you can come visit to learn all sorts of facts and tidbits about bookkeeping and taxes. I plan to keep you updated on the ever exciting news in the world of debits/credits and taxes. Be sure to visit often. Have a great day!