Why is Tax Day April 18 this year?

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Tax Day is April 18 this year, giving us three extra days to prepare our annual fiduciary sacrifice to the Internal Revenue Service. And who do we have to thank? How about Abraham Lincoln? The deadline for filing federal taxes is April 15, unless its fall on a Saturday or Sunday, in which case Tax Day… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: IRS, Taxes | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Why is Tax Day April 18 this year?

Bamboozled: IRS tells fraud victims to use flawed system as a fix

assetContent (70)The IRS announced last week that more taxpayers than initially thought may be the victims of transcript fraud. It basically happened because the IRS website security system was too easy to crack. Now at least 724,000 taxpayers had data swiped by thieves who finagled their way into the IRS’ Get Transcript system, the IRS said. The… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: IRS | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Bamboozled: IRS tells fraud victims to use flawed system as a fix

The IRS could soon call you about debt collection, and it’s not a scam

assetContent (27)When the IRS and law enforcement officials issue warnings about phone scams involving tax collection, they always say the same thing: The IRS will never call you out of the blue to demand payment. That could change, according to legislators concerned about a little surprise tucked into a recently signed federal bill. A provision in the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, IRS | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on The IRS could soon call you about debt collection, and it’s not a scam

IRS Revises Number of Hacked Accounts To Over 300,000

IRSThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Monday revised its estimate of the number of taxpayer accounts hacked in May, and said it was more than twice the number initially reported. According to the agency, hackers gained access to 330,000 accounts and tried to break into another 280,000. The agency had initially said in May that hackers used… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: IRS, News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on IRS Revises Number of Hacked Accounts To Over 300,000

Ex-postal worker stole IRS refund checks, feds allege

assetContentNEWARK — A former Monmouth County postal worker was arrested Friday for stealing more than $30,000 in federal tax refund checks through a scheme to steal the identity of others, New Jersey federal prosecutors say. Luis Martin, 24, of Trenton, was charged with stealing government funds when he was arrested by special agents from the IRS’… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Paul Fishman | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ex-postal worker stole IRS refund checks, feds allege

Tax Day 2015: Only one post office in N.J. will stay open late

assetContentOnly one post office in New Jersey will keep its doors open late for those last-minute filers on Wednesday’s IRS holiday. After a decade of decline in paper returns and the ride of electronic filing, only 112 locations across the country will offer extended hours on Tax Day, according to the United State Post Office. Bellmawr… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: IRS, Taxes | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Tax Day 2015: Only one post office in N.J. will stay open late

34,000 New Jerseyans about to miss out on unclaimed tax refunds: IRS

A deadline is looming for 1.1 million taxpayers nationally who might be entitled to refunds totaling more than $1 billion. That pool of people includes roughly 34,2000 New Jersey residents who never filed their returns in 2011, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS estimates they are entitled to $34.5 million in refunds – or… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: IRS, Taxes | Tags: , | Comments Off on 34,000 New Jerseyans about to miss out on unclaimed tax refunds: IRS

Beware of scammers claiming to be from the IRS

monmouth-county-prosecutors-office-sealPhone scammers are targeting local residents with aggressive phone calls claiming that they are from the IRS and threatening jail if the residents don’t pay immediately, according to a statement by the the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

The callers take various approaches to extort money by either demanding that funds be paid immediately or in some cases saying that there is a refund due. Whichever tactic the caller uses, the objective is to trick unsuspecting resident to give over private information.

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Posted: September 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, IRS, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Beware of scammers claiming to be from the IRS

Lurking Tyranny

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Posted: May 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, IRS, Tea Party | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Lurking Tyranny

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you”

~ Joseph Heller, Catch 22

hatLast week we learned that the Obama Administrations IRS has been targeting Conservative groups with the words ‘Tea Party’ and ‘Patriot’ in their names.

Today we learned that Obama’s Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors of the Associated Press.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed incoming and outgoing calls, and the duration of each call, for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP.

In all, the government seized those records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices whose phone records were targeted on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.

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Posted: May 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, IRS, Justice Department, Obama, Obama Administration | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »