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How To Deal With Tax Return Identity Theft

  Tax fraud and tax return identity theft is becoming more common every day. It's even hit several of Clark's Consumer Action Center volunteers. Here's how one of them took care of it. "Reject Codes IND-508. Primary SSN in the Return Header must not be equal to the Spouse SSN ...

Can you trust the accuracy of your tax preparer?

Can you trust the accuracy of your hired tax professional?  Maybe not, according to new studies...So what's a tax payer to do? Taxes are complicated. They take a lot of time and mental energy as well. That’s why April 15th has always struck fear into the hearts of many Americans. ...

Avoid the biggest IRS scam in history

Avoid the biggest IRS scam in history

Just in time for tax season, criminals are working overtime trying to get your money in a new phone scam. Know the ploy so you can stay safeā€¦

Red flags that could prompt an IRS tax audit

Red flags that could prompt an IRS tax audit

You might have a bull's-eye on your back for an audit if this describes your tax situationā€¦

Fake IRS phone scam making the rounds

Just in time for tax season, scamsters are working overtime trying to get your money in a new phone scam. The Internal Revenue Service reports sophisticated IRS impostors are calling people and demanding immediate payment, according to The Los Angeles Times. The scamsters use phone spoofing to make their number ...

14 Red Flags That Will Get You Audited By The IRS

Are you doing your taxes? Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has put together a list of 14 audit red flags. Here's what's included among them: You make too much money. The IRS will target those with incomes above $200,000. You have a 1 in 30 chance of being audited. Not reporting ...

Key to preventing tax identity theft

Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want to. During the last few years, crooks have been stealing people's Social Security numbers and then filing false returns as though they were those people. The crooks typically claim low ...

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Savers still facing low interest rates

Savers are getting the short end of the stick while it remains a borrower's paradise thanks to low inflation and the Federal Reserve's refusal to raise interest rates. Normally, a serious bout of inflation would result when you have massive federal budget deficits and the Federal Reserve essentially creating money ...

New state taxes in effect July 1

July 1 marks the day when a lot of states put new tax laws in effect. PewStates.org has summary of many of the new taxes in effect across the states. Many aren't called "taxes" and so other euphemisms are used so people don't get mad at lawmakers who passed these ...

Financial advice for my former self

This year, our office welcomed a 24-year-old professional into our tight-knit group. Aside from making everyone else in the office feel really, really old, it’s been fun and exciting learning what the younger generation is into these days. Let’s face it — her life is much more exciting than mine. ...

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