Dirty Dozen part 2: Thieves are constantly coming up with ways to scam taxpayers

Dirty Dozen part 2: Thieves are constantly coming up with ways to scam taxpayers

This is the second of two tips exploring the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. Tax scams tend to rise during tax season or during times of crisis. Scam artists are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal money and information from taxpayers.
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Dirty Dozen part 1: Taxpayers should be on the lookout for these scams

Dirty Dozen part 1: Taxpayers should be on the lookout for these scams

All tax scams put taxpayers at risk. This is the first of two tips taking a closer look at the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. This year, taxpayers should be especially, watchful for aggressive schemes related to COVID-19 relief, including Economic Impact Payments.

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What can I do with my Economic Impact Payment on a prepaid debit card?

What can I do with my Economic Impact Payment on a prepaid debit card? Millions of people will get their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card Issue Number: COVID Tax Tip 2020-61 Nearly four million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check. The determination of […]

Why the Economic Impact Payment amount could be different than anticipated

Why the Economic Impact Payment amount could be different than anticipated IR-2020-93, May 11, 2020 WASHINGTON — The IRS and Treasury have successfully delivered nearly 130 million Economic Impact Payments to Americans in less than a month, and more are on the way. Some Americans may have received a payment amount different than what they […]

Here’s how much individuals will get from the Economic Impact Payments

Employed full or part time? Unemployed? A temporary or gig worker? Retired or disabled? Receive public benefits? Have no income? Most U.S. residents – under certain income levels – will receive the Economic Impact Payment if they are not claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer and have a Social Security number.

Economic Impact Payment for People That Are NOT Required to File a Tax Return and Balance Due EFW

Information continues to be released by the IRS and other agencies regarding Economic Impact Payments (EIP). We encourage you to check IRS.GOV for the latest information. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know The question was raised “How do taxpayers that are not required to file a tax return notify the IRS who they are and what their direct deposit information […]

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. “We urge people to take extra care during this period. The IRS isn’t going to call you […]

Helpful resources for you from Taxware Systems

We are here for you as this global pandemic continues to impact all of us in unprecedented ways. We are only a phone call away at 800.877.1065 or 909.931.3131 and continue to personally answer your calls to address your needs and concerns Monday-Friday 8am-5pm PST. We have compiled a list of resources that may prove […]