Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts
REMEMBER: The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. In addition, IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment or other enforcement action. Being able to recognize these tell-tale signs of a phishing or tax scam could save you from becoming a victim. https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-scams-consumer-alerts
Revised Version of Form I-9 Released by USCIS
A new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, was released Nov. 14 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
IRS Verification Program Expands Efforts to Protect Tax Data
The 2016 verification code pilot program for Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, is to expand in the new year to include more payroll service providers, IRS officials said Nov. 3 during a monthly payroll industry teleconference.
The program uses a 16-character alphanumeric code to verify W-2 data appearing on Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to fight tax fraud and identity theft. Employees are to enter the verification code on the 1040 when using tax-preparation programs.