Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving; Targeting Schools, Restaurants, Hospitals, Tribal Groups and Others

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry issued an urgent alert today to all employers that the Form W-2 email phishing scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits. In a related development, the W-2 scammers are…

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Phone Scams a Serious Threat; Remain on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, headlining the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2017 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. During filing season, the IRS generally sees a surge in scam phone calls that threaten police arrest,…

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Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC): IRS Names Seven New Information Reporting Advisory Members

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the selection of seven new members for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), which provides a forum for IRS officials and members of the public to address information reporting issues. The IRPAC, established in 1991, provides an organized public forum for discussion of tax information reporting…

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IRS Selects New Advisory Council Members

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of five new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) and the 2017 IRSAC Chair.  IRSAC provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss key tax administration issues. The IRSAC, established in 1953, selects members to…

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