National Tax Security Week Concludes; IRS, Security Summit Partners Continues Work to Protect Taxpayers in 2017

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners urged taxpayers to take immediate steps to protect their personal data to strengthen expanded efforts being taken this upcoming tax season by federal, state and tax industry leaders against identity theft and refund fraud. The Security Summit, an unprecedented collaborative effort between the IRS, the…

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Wrongful-Incarceration Exclusion Reminder: Dec. 19 is Deadline for Many Older Refund Claims; Use Special Address for All Back-Year Claims

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded wrongfully-incarcerated taxpayers, wishing to take advantage of the special retroactive tax exclusion now available to them, that in many cases, they must file their refund claims by Dec. 19. This income tax exclusion applies to any civil damages, restitution or other monetary award received in connection with…

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Protect Your Clients: Security Summit Partners Warn Tax Pros of Cybercriminals, Launch New Awareness Tips

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals of the continuing threat from cybercriminals and launched a series of security tips to encouraging stronger measures to protect taxpayer data. The Security Summit partners note that cybercriminals worldwide are actively targeting tax professionals in an effort to…

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Here’s How California Plans to Fight Donald Trump’s Immigration Plans

California has more than 2.7 million undocumented immigrants—about 7% of its population. Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump’s conservative populist agenda. On Monday, leaders of both houses of the legislature introduced measures to protect undocumented immigrants in the state from efforts by a Trump administration to deport…

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