Avoiding Fraud and Hackers in 2020: Part II (Small Business)

Our last blog post, Part I in a series on fraud and hackers, introduced the value of stolen personal information and the common ways in which thieves try to gain access to it. Hopefully after reading that post, our readers have a better idea of where fraud happens and how to spot it. Hackers aren’t … Continued →

Key Provisions of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019

Tax identity theft is increasing. Tax reform in 2017 muddied the waters of compliance. Reaching someone at the IRS, when you need to, is burdensome. Thanks to the Taxpayer First Act of 2019, some of those issues are expected to improve. The bipartisan bill was signed into law on July 1, 2019 and contains some … Continued →

Protecting Your Financial Data

Did you know that in the 2016 tax filing season, fraudsters filed almost 60,000 fake online and 2,500 paper tax returns? Those numbers are increasing as hackers get access to sensitive data from breaches like Equifax. If your personal data was compromised in a cybersecurity breach, you need to be extra vigilant … but even … Continued →