Blog Posts Tagged with "Tax Return"

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Fraud Files: When Tax Fraud Won’t Go Away

December 11, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Though it could create procedural challenges for the IRS and the U.S. Postal Service, Congress could solve the problem by simply refusing to issue refunds before April 15. That way they could see who has duplicate returns filed, and investigate before signing over checks to the bad guys...

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Is a W-2 Considered PHI Under HIPAA?

March 25, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

The question was framed as meaning the entire W-2 form was being “submitted” for financial assistance to pay for healthcare, so with this in mind, we will consider it as one document containing several information items that are necessarily grouped together...

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FTC Says Tax Fraud is On the Rise and Here's Why

March 11, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Used to be crooks snagged a Social Security number to open a credit card and run up charges. Now they've found an easier way to make money, according to the FTC: Identity thieves prefer to commit tax and wage-related fraud...

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Your Name and SSN - All a Thief Needs for Tax Fraud

February 14, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The IRS has seen a significant increase in the number of fraud cases involving identity theft, according to Steven Miller, IRS deputy commissioner for services and enforcement. Addresses don’t mean anything. All a thief needs is your name and Social Security number...

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Tax Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

February 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Due to the upcoming tax deadline, US-CERT reminds users to remain cautious when receiving unsolicited email that could be part of a potential phishing scam or malware campaign. These messages may appear to be from the IRS and ask users to submit personal information...

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Completed Tax Forms Inadvertently Posted Online

April 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

In the majority of the instances where Chapman found sensitive documents that were indexed and searchable, the owners of the information did not realize that by placing the information on family and/or business websites, they were making the information publicly accessible...

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Is Your e-file Tax Return Secure?

March 23, 2011 Added by:Ken Stasiak

The IRS issued six new security requirements to supplement GLBA and other regulations. The ruling went into effect on January 1, 2010, with a one year grace period. That means now all Cloud Providers that either store, process, or transmit individual income tax returns must demonstrate compliance...

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Tax Related Identity Theft Scams Up 300%

March 13, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

A recent Scripps Howard News Service investigation analyzed more than 1.4 million ID theft records from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from 2005 through early 2010. In it they found that fraud complaints about stolen tax return-related identity theft jumped nearly 300 percent...

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