Security Measures Help Protect Against Tax-Related Identity Theft

Your safety and security are top priorities at the IRS and with their Security Summit partners. With more taxpayers and tax preparers working remotely, identity thieves and fraudsters are working overtime, trying to use COVID-19 to scam you. Everyone should remember to take these basic steps to protect themselves.

Protect Your Identity

The IRS and its Security Summit partners want to tell you in as many ways possible how to protect your identities and data online: Avoid email scams posing as your bank, credit card company, or even the IRS, asking you for personal information or passwords. Watch out for phone calls claiming to be from the IRS, [...]

Reviewing These Disaster Resources Now Can Help Taxpayers Be More Prepared Later

This article was published by the IRS. No one can fully prepare for a disaster, but knowing what resources are available beforehand can make the recovery a little easier. Here's a list of resources that taxpayers might find helpful before and after a disaster: Tax relief in disaster situations — This page features links to disaster [...]

Town of Plymouth’s “COVID-19 Daily Update” – September 15, 2021

In this week’s Wednesday episode (September 15, 2021) of the Town of Plymouth’s “COVID-19 Daily Update,” Heather delivers a "State of the IRS" report. In essence, the IRS is currently broken. Many taxpayers have been complaining about receiving numerous IRS notices but not having any access to IRS employees. In fact, the IRS is currently only [...]

Here’s How To Avoid IRS Text Message Scams

Thieves use email, telephone, and social media for various online scams. They also send fake text messages, known as smishing. Remember that the IRS will not contact you by text message or social media and ask for personal or financial information. The IRS will also not initiate contact by phone or email. If the IRS needs [...]

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