Ohio Offers New Tool to Prevent Refund Identity Theft

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The Ohio Department of Taxation has employed a new strategy to combat refund fraud related to identity theft. An online Identity Confirmation Quiz will be used to verify taxpayers’ information. Read the article from the Winter 2017 GYF Perspectives. See other posts related to identity theft

IRS Seeing Success in Battle Against Tax Refund Fraud

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The IRS is beginning to win its fight against tax refund fraud. Federal prosecutors have tracked down the suspects in a Pittsburgh case in which several identity thieves stole data from hundreds of UPMC employees and filed false tax returns. See the full article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. For additional posts about IRS efforts to […]

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Cybersecurity for CPAs

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Internet crime and identity theft are two major threats faced by accounting firms in today’s operating environment. New technology is released and implemented every day to allow CPAs to better serve clients. One security breach is all it takes to ruin your firm’s reputation and put you out of business. As such, it is especially […]

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Want to See the Tax Return Filed with Your Stolen Identity?

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will begin allowing victims of identity theft to request a redacted copy of a fraudulent return that was filed and accepted by the Internal Revenue Service using the identity theft victim’s name and social security number. Partial or full redaction will protect additional possible victims on […]

IRS Joining Forces with Private Sector to Fight Identity Theft

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There is, perhaps, no problem looming larger with the Internal Revenue Service than taxpayer identification protection. The recent news of an IRS data breach bodes poorly for the Agency as its ongoing efforts to thwart stolen identities has been less than successful. Now the Internal Revenue Service has announced that it is collaborating with leading […]

IRS Cracks Down on Identity Theft

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There is perhaps, no bigger problem facing the users of technology, including the Internal Revenue Service, than identity theft. Identity theft places a burden on its victims and presents a challenge to businesses, organizations and government agencies, including the IRS. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses a stolen social security number to file a […]