Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Aspirations

Listen to this Story Coming to the United States offers immigrants an opportunity to prosper in a country with more pervasive social freedoms and economic opportunities. However, The Star Tribune tells the story of a Minnesota couple who took the opportunity to use some aspiring...

Taxes Two-Step

Listen to this Story When it comes to taxes, don't mess with Texas—or Virginia, as it turns out. An article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch tells the story of a tax professional who filed fraudulent refund claims while managing the Northern Virginia office of a tax...

Lucrative Fraud

To file a fake tax return, personal identification information including a Social Security number, date of birth, bank account number and address are needed. (It also helps to have an internet connection as well.) With the press of a button, it's just a matter...

Indiana’s Identity Protection Program – the Secret for Success

As the 2016 individual tax season begins, we must be ever vigilant in protecting that most sensitive of information – taxpayers' PII. As a 2014 Pew Research Center study clearly demonstrates, Americans have real concerns about the institutional security of their personal information. As...

SIRF’s Up

Even when weather conditions look perfect, surfing can be dangerous. A gentle breeze may be blowing and the sun shining, but underneath the ocean, rip tides and strong undertows can be life threatening. Just as die-hard surfers sometimes ignore the dangers of the ocean...

Hide and Seek with Fraud

'Okay everyone? I will count and you go hide? 10...9...8...7...'? If that doesn't bring back childhood memories, I don't know what else will. There is nothing like a good game of hide and seek, especially when you're playing for money and jail time against...

Disqualified

Listen to this Story Qualifications are some of the trickiest and most critical components of tax filings. (What income tax bracket do you qualify for? Which exemptions apply to your circumstances? Is your tax preparer professionally qualified to do your taxes?) KTUU-TV tells the story...

Resisting Tax Fraud

'Flipping houses'' is a popular concept. There are several cable shows dedicated to buying ''fixer-uppers,'' and selling them for a profit. It sounds like a great concept, but it requires a lot of money up front for improvements and a lot of hard work....

Anything Fraud Worth Doing…

Listen to this Story. Some people simply don't know their limits. They might be trying too hard, not knowing when to quit or biting off more than they can chew. Two fraudsters who exemplify this behavior were the recent subjects of a New Haven Register...

Tis the Season for Tax Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) to be at the top of the list for tax fraud in addition to a host of other scams that can be just as damaging. As American taxpayers prepare to submit their tax...
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