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 [...]

Avoid Phishing Emails

 This video was published by the IRS. More than 90% of identity thefts and data breaches start with a phishing email. Phishing scams pose as a trusted company, maybe your bank, a favorite retailer, your tax software provider, or your state tax agency...even the IRS. Here's one way to recognize a scam. The phishing email [...]

Easy Steps to Protect Your Computer and Phone

 This video was published by the IRS. Thieves are working 24/7 to steal your identity. Here are some quick and easy steps you can take to protect yourself online: Use security software for computers and mobile phones and set it to update automatically. Use strong and unique passwords for all accounts. Use two-factor authentication whenever [...]

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