Beware of Identity Theft Involving Unemployment Benefits

This article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who receive Forms 1099-G for unemployment benefits they did not actually get because of identity theft should contact their appropriate state agency for a corrected form. States issue Forms 1099-G to the taxpayer and to the IRS to report what taxable income, such as refunds or unemployment benefits, [...]

Identity Protection PIN Program Will Soon Be Available to Taxpayers Nationwide

This article was published by the IRS. In January, the IRS Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program will be expanded to all taxpayers who can properly verify their identity. An Identity Protection PIN is a six-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers to help prevent their Social Security number from being used to file fraudulent federal income tax [...]

All Taxpayers Should Know the Telltale Signs of Common Tax Scams

This article was published by the IRS. Every year scammers add new twists to well-known tax-related scams, and 2020 is no exception. Taxpayers should remember that the IRS generally first mails a bill to a taxpayer who owes taxes. There are special circumstances when the IRS will call or come to a home or business. Here [...]

Town of Plymouth’s “COVID-19 Daily Update” – June 22, 2020

In this week’s Monday episode (June 22, 2020) of the Town of Plymouth’s “COVID-19 Daily Update,” Heather reported that there was a lot of movement in various initiatives over the past week. The SBA finally updated their website to include the new PPP loan forgiveness application, as well as the EZ version of the application. The [...]

Taxpayers Should Be on the Lookout for New Versions of These Two Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams. Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues. The other threatens taxpayers with [...]

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