IRS Offers Free Tax Help

WASHINGTON — As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers free tax help is available online, by phone and in-person. The IRS encourages taxpayers to take advantage of the online tools and resources at IRS.gov. Many taxpayers, who don’t want to wait, can get answers to tax questions right away at…

IRS warns of scams against taxpayers

WOODWARD, Okla. — The IRS and Security Summit partners are warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for phishing scams that can increase around tax season. “Each day people fall victim to phishing scams through emails, texts, or phone and mistakenly turn over important data,” according to the IRS information. “In turn, cybercriminals try to use…

Tax preps start in earnest

It’s an ideal week for taxpayers to begin gathering their war chests for the season about to dawn. The Internal Revenue Service is defining income tax season as commencing Jan. 23 and extending to April 18. The reasons for the extra few days are April 15 falling on a Saturday and a federal holiday observed…

3 Tax Scams to Watch Out For in 2017

Tax season is right around the corner and, unfortunately, a surge in tax scams is likely to come with it. Tax scams can take many different forms, but most tax scams fall under three major categories: fraudulent returns, phone scams, and phishing. Most tax scams, though, are preventable, so here’s what you need to know…