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The consequences of synthetic identity theft are real

Identity thieves don’t rely on just real identities to commit fraud. With “synthetic” identity theft, they use only a portion of your personal data to help them create fictitious identities. But that doesn’t necessarily lessen the negative impact on your credit. Forensic experts estimate that synthetic identity theft is actually more prevalent than so-called “true-name” […]

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Tax Tip Tuesday 4.17.2018

TCJA changes to employee benefits tax breaks: 4 negatives and a positive The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes many changes that affect tax breaks for employee benefits. Among the changes are four negatives and one positive that will impact not only employees but also the businesses providing the benefits. 4 breaks curtailed Beginning […]

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Dirty Dozen List of 2018 Tax Scams

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has published its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with a warning to taxpayers to remain vigilant about these aggressive and evolving schemes throughout the year. This year’s “Dirty Dozen” list highlights a wide variety of schemes that taxpayers may encounter, many of which peak during tax-filing season. The schemes […]

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IRS warns on tax deadline scams: ‘IRS Refunds’ email

With the April 17 tax deadline approaching, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urges taxpayers to be alert to identity theft scams, especially a new email version currently pretending to be from “IRS Refunds.” The “IRS Refunds” scam is a common tactic used by cybercriminals to trick people into opening a link or attachment associated with the […]

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