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 [...]

Divorce or separation may have an effect on taxes

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers should be aware of tax law changes related to alimony and separation payments. These payments are made after a divorce or separation. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the rules around them, which will affect certain taxpayers when they file their 2019 tax returns next year. Here [...]

Year End Tax Moves You Need to Start Now

 The holidays might be just around the corner, but tax day isn't as far off as you may think. Now is the time you should be doing some planning to make next April a little smoother. The sooner you get started, the better off you will be. The tax laws have definitely changed, but there [...]

Refund: Claim It or Lose It

 This video was published by the IRS. Each year millions of taxpayers miss out on getting money. In many cases it's several hundred dollars. Why? Because they were due a refund and they didn't file a tax return. The time to claim the refund ran out. If you don't file a return claiming a refund [...]