Protect Your Accounts from Identity Theft and Fraud

From mobile apps to the Internet, technology has transformed our lives. It facilitates financial transactions and the transmission of information. But it also brings risks. There are weekly news stories about sensitive personal data being hacked online and sold on the black market. Do You Review Your Statements Each Month? With the prevalence of automated bill payment, many busy Continue Reading

IRS Reveals List of Top Tax Scams for 2016

The IRS kicked off tax filing season by publishing a series of press releases that highlight the "dirty dozen" tax scams for this year. Although there are no major surprises, it's important to note that these scams have become increasingly technology-driven in recent years. Taxpayers can use this list to avoid becoming the victim or perpetrator of fraud. 1. Identity Theft Tax-related Continue Reading

The IRS Takes a Proactive Stance against Identity Theft and Tax Scams

The Federal Trade Commission estimates as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen every year. Although the security of personal data is a top priority of all types of entities, the IRS is especially vigilant, because tax-related identity theft is the most common form of reported identity theft. Are Identity Protection Services Taxable? Under federal tax law, gross income Continue Reading