How to Avoid Fraud and Scams after a Disaster

This article was published by the IRS. Criminals and fraudsters often see disasters as an opportunity to take advantage of victims when they are the most vulnerable, as well as the generous taxpayers who want to help with relief efforts. These disaster scams normally start with unsolicited contact. The scammer contacts their possible victim by telephone, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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