No doubt individual returns have gotten the bulk of press coverage on identity theft recently. But fraudsters and identity thieves have begun to include businesses and non-profits in their list of targets.
For John Koskinen and the members of the Security Summit, it’s been a pretty good year. Koskinen, the commissioner of the IRS, joined the Security Summit this week in praising the advances made in the fight against identity theft, while laying the groundwork for the 2018 filing season.
The Internal Revenue Service has extended its disaster-relief tax measures to victims of the California wildfires. Qualified taxpayers and businesses now have until January 31, 2018 to file certain returns and make some tax payments.
Tax professionals are being warned to be on the lookout for a scam using a fake insurance tax form in an effort to steal annuity and life insurance accounts.
The Internal Revenue Service is warning tax professionals that scammers are trying to trick them into “signing” a new e-Services user agreement.
As the extent of hurricane damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands unfolds, the Internal Revenue Service is extending additional tax relief to both sets of weather-torn islands.
Refugees from the recent hurricanes—no matter where in the U.S. they live—now have another option for emergency housing. The Internal Revenue Service has waived certain rules for owners and operators of low-income housing projects so they can provide temporary emergency housing for those displaced by one of the major storms, regardless of their income.
An audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has found that budget cuts have had a negative impact on tax enforcement by the Internal Revenue Service.
The Internal Revenue Service has proposed modifying how a taxpayer’s Social Security Number is displayed on the Form W-2 in an effort to further head off identity theft.
The Internal Revenue Service’s package of extended deadlines and other relief measures for victims of Hurricane Irma has now been expanded to affected taxpayers in the entire state of Georgia.