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: admin | Filed under: IRS, Taxes | Tags: Emancipation Day, IRS, Taxes | Comments Off on Why is Tax Day April 18 this year?
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: IRS | Tags: IRS, IRS Get Transcript, IRS website security, news, Transcript Fraud | Comments Off on Bamboozled: IRS tells fraud victims to use flawed system as a fix
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: admin | Filed under: Bob Menendez, IRS | Tags: IRS, Phone Scams, Robo Calls, Sen Bob Menendez | Comments Off on The IRS could soon call you about debt collection, and it’s not a scam
The 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: admin | Filed under: IRS, News | Tags: Internal Revenue Service, IRS, IRS hack | Comments Off on IRS Revises Number of Hacked Accounts To Over 300,000
Phone 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.Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2014 MoreMonmouthMusings Posted: September 17th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Crime, IRS, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Crime, Fraud, IRS, Jonathan D Larsen, Marc C. LeMieux, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, news, Phone scam | Comments Off on Beware of scammers claiming to be from the IRS
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Copyright 2013 MoreMonmouthMusings Posted: May 14th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Barack Obama, IRS, Tea Party | Tags: Barack Obama, cartoons, IRS, Obama Administration, Tea Party | Comments Off on Lurking Tyranny
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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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Copyright 2013 MoreMonmouthMusings Posted: May 13th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Barack Obama, IRS, Justice Department, Obama, Obama Administration | Tags: Barack Obama, Eric Holder, IRS, Justice Department | 9 Comments »