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Cybersecurity shorts: May 2016

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Listen to a recorded IRS scam phone call. NPR recently shared a recording collected by Pindrop Security of a real IRS scam phone call. Pindrop Security shares dummy phone numbers in online raffles and other scams to get their ...

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Recent Tax Developments – Fall 2015

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The following information is provided to help you as we plan for your 2015 taxes. Please call us  (757.926.5353) for more information about any of these developments and what steps you should implement to take advantage of ...

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Looking Back at the Impact of ATRA

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 The American Taxpayer Relief Act profoundly affected retirement, tax & estate planning. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 brought seven major changes to federal tax law, alterations that have affected retirement, ...

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How Long Do You Have To Keep Your Statements?

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A year? Seven years? It depends. “You should retain copies of your federal tax returns for 7 years.” Is that true, or a myth? How long should you keep those quarterly and annual statements you get about your investment ...

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IRS Asking Some Taxpayers to Verify Their ID

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A website has been created to assist in the process. In an effort to help combat ID theft as it affects tax returns, IRS is now asking some taxpayers to verify their identification.  IRS has set up some filters to try to ...

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Bankrate.com: One million unclaimed refunds

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/irs-1-billion-unclaimed-refunds.aspx?m=d0b280204918ea7e83677948b7f29cdc&p=331963&ed_rid=NROCH99-EIX6V-DBGZY-SHHA6-AK4WV-v1&ed_mid=331963
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Understanding the Gift Tax

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Most of us will never face taxes related to money or assets we give away. “How can I avoid the federal gift tax?” If this question is on your mind, you aren’t alone. The good news is that few taxpayers or estates will ...

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Avoiding the Common 1040 Mistakes

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Don’t let these slip-ups creep into your federal tax return. No one wants to delay their federal tax refund. As you certainly don’t, filling out your 1040 form correctly is essential. To that end, it is worth noting some ...

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Tax Season Phone Scams

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Beware of crooks calling you up & claiming to be the IRS. Every year, con artists posing as the Internal Revenue Service perpetrate scams on taxpayers. Their weapon is a telephone, and they use it to leave thousands of ...

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IRS Scammers Net $14 Million from 3,000 Victims

http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/irs-watch/irs-scammers-net-14-million-from-3000-victims-73385-1.html
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