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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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