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Apr

Watch Out: The IRS is Bringing in Backup

IRS to Use Private Debt Collectors Okay, here’s the scoop: The IRS will begin turning over taxpayer accounts to four private debt collection companies. These firms will be able to keep up to 25% of what they collect. Now before you start to curse the IRS under your breath, know this: the IRS utilized private …

9
Feb

Another Phishing Scam – Forms W-2

    Teach a man to phish, and he will come up with all sorts of new scams.   This IRS has recently renewed its warning about an email scam that targets payroll and human resources departments.  The scam involves emails sent directly to Payroll/Human Resources requesting personal employee information such as Social Security numbers …

26
Jan

New Email Phishing Scam Targeting QuickBooks Users

On January 25, the Better Business Bureau issued a warning about a new email phishing scam that targets the users of Intuit’s QuickBooks accounting software programs.  The scam email contains a subject line of “QuickBooks Support: Change Request” and looks like a legitimate email from Intuit.  The body of the email requests a confirmation about …

27
Sep

Beware of the Affordable Care Act Email Scam

The IRS has issued a warning of a new email scam mentioning the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or “Obamacare”).  The email appears authentic and includes a fake Notice CP2000 attachment.  A Notice CP2000 is a form the IRS uses to notify taxpayers when income reported to them by third parties does not …

1
Sep

Upcoming Deadlines

Can you believe it is September already?  As we head towards the fourth quarter, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming deadlines remaining this year.  There are tax deadlines coming up, and the deadline for implementing new Department of Labor regulations. September 15th: Third quarter estimate – If you have business income, investment income,  1099 income, or …

9
Aug

Color Me Gold Annual 5k

The second annual Pediatric Cancer Family Foundation Color Me Gold 5k is coming up on September 17th, 2016!  GunnChamberlain, PL is helping to sponsor this event again this year and we will have a team of runners at the event!  The Color Me Gold 5k is an opportunity to raise funds for PCFF’s mission.  September …

18
May

Overtime Regulations Have Passed!

The new overtime regulations for full-time workers have passed.  Employers will now be required to pay time and a half for overtime if a full-time worker makes less than $47,476 per year.  While this is less than the originally proposed amount of $50,400, it it about double the previous threshold of $23,660.  If an employee works …

9
Mar

IP PIN Online Program Halted

The IRS’ system for preventing identity theft has run into a bit of a problem.  Hackers have exploited the system to steal people’s identities.  Last week, there were reports that identity theft victims who had received their PINs from the IRS were finding that someone else had still managed to file a return under their name. …

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