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10 Tips to Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Tax Filings

Posted by Concannon Miller on Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Fraudulent tax returns have reached troubling levels.

The IRS has recently issued repeated warnings and tips to help protect taxpayers from fraudulent filings. The Morning Call last week wrote a Watchdog report on the many cases of tax identity theft with Turbo Tax and other self-filing tax programs.

At Concannon Miller, we’ve always gone to great lengths to protect our clients’ private information and data and have protocols in place for both data in our offices and online security. However, each person has a role in protecting their information, as well.

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Topics: Scam warnings

Federal Government: Taxpayers Should be on 'High Alert' for Scams

Posted by Concannon Miller on Fri, Jan 22, 2016

The federal government this week urged taxpayers to remain on high alert from falling victim to criminals who impersonate Internal Revenue Service and Treasury employees this tax filing season.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration receives thousands of reports every month involving individuals fraudulently claiming to be IRS officials making unsolicited calls and recorded calls to taxpayers and demanding they send them cash, the agency said in a press release issued Wednesday.

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Topics: Scam warnings

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