• What To Do When You Are A Victim of a Tax Scam

    Tax scams are a serious issue throughout the United States, and they are constantly being identified and stopped by the IRS every year. However, recognizing a tax scam before it can take place is something tax professionals are desperately trying to educate individuals on in order to protect their identity. Often times it can be difficult to spot a tax scam and when you do, it should be handled appropriately and reported immediately. But how to do that, you ask? We have come up with 4 ways to report a tax scammer once your personal information has been jeopardized. Keep reading below! IRS[...]

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    How to Spot A “Ghost” Tax Return Preparer

    Tax season can undoubtedly be stressful and a bit expensive for some individuals. Unfortunately, these emotions are what attract ghost tax preparers that perform illegal tax services at a cheap price. Tax scammers - also known as ghost preparers - are not part of the IRS and do not have the proper identification or training to file a tax return but come across to customers as completely reliable. It is only until the service is complete and you have paid the fraudulent preparer that they refuse to sign the document allowing you to get your refund. Now you will have no choice but to [...]

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    Springfield Illinois: How to Recognize Scams Targeting Tax Professionals

    As a tax professional, you may not think that identity thieves and scammers would try to steal sensitive information from you or your clients, however that unfortunately is not the case. In fact, tax professionals are targeted specifically with demands of information or false direction for refunds from individuals impersonating the IRS. While a majority of tax professionals are aware of what fraudulent emails look like, some are unfamiliar to the warning signs that present themselves. For tips on how to recognize scammers as a tax professional, continue reading below. Fake Emails Many [...]

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