Identity Theft

Tips to stay safe online

These days most people are spending more time at home and a lot more time online. Whether people are online for work, school, a virtual gathering or shopping, online security is more important than ever. Everyone should be mindful of risks they may encounter when they share devices, shop online and interact on social media. Taxpayers might find [...]

January 29th, 2021|Hacking, Identity Theft, Scammers|

Identity theft rising for businesses: Why the IRS may ask you to help

ETAAC report discusses how payroll can fight fraud   The IRS is still trying to protect taxpayers from identity theft – and soon, the agency may give Payroll a bigger role in fraud prevention.   According to the latest annual report from the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC), the agency should prioritize working more [...]

September 14th, 2018|Identity Theft|

Latest scams target I-9s, W-2s: How Payroll can keep info safe

Is that really a federal agency contacting you?   Watch out: Several scams are going around that target Payroll pros and the forms you use every day.   And these scammers are more sophisticated than ever before, posing as federal officials and top execs in an attempt to steal confidential info.   New I-9 scheme [...]

January 25th, 2018|Form I-9, Identity Theft, W-2s|

Payroll cards: New proposal outlines changes to pending prepaid rule

Several clauses designed to protect consumers   More updates are coming to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) prepaid rule that’ll govern the use of payroll cards.   The rule creates provisions to protect employees in case pay chards are lost or stolen. It also puts procedures in place to correct and guarantees free access [...]

November 1st, 2017|direct deposit, Identity Theft|

Big changes coming to boost info security when filing IRS returns

  Preventing identity theft with new data safeguards   Cybersecurity and identity theft are key concerns of the IRS, as evidenced by the latest edition of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee’s (ETAAC) annual report to Congress.   This year, as part of its identity theft prevention strategy, ETAAC announced several new security initiatives that’ll [...]

September 20th, 2017|Hacking, Identity Theft, W-2s, W2 Requirements|