Back up your Tax files
Mar16

Back up your Tax files

No system is completely secure. Copy important files, including federal and state tax returns, onto a removable disc or a back-up drive, and store it in a safe place. Federal and state tax returns are important financial documents. People need them from time to time for home mortgages or college financial aid applications. These steps also can help taxpayers more easily prepare next year’s tax return. If storing sensitive tax and...

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Safeguard personal data in daily, online activity.
Mar16

Safeguard personal data in daily, online activity.

Taxpayers should safeguard their Social Security number. Provide it only when necessary.   Provide personal information over reputable, encrypted websites only. Shopping or banking online should be done only on sites that use encryption. People should look for “https” at the beginning of a web address (the “s” stands for secure) and be sure “https” is on every page of the site.   Account On Us offers many services for individuals...

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 2019
Mar16

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and you might think it’s a joke. But we are sure you like to get your hands on one of the little Irish folk. For they say in good old Ireland if a Leprechaun you hold. You’ll go to the end of the rainbow to his treasure pot of gold. Even if you don’t get his pot of gold stop in and see Account On Us and we will do our best to keep your pot of gold from getting smaller. Account on Us offers many services...

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Choose tax preparers carefully.
Mar16

Choose tax preparers carefully.

Here are a few tips to consider to avoid fraudsters:   Look for a preparer who is available year-round. In the event questions come up about a tax return, taxpayers may need to contact the preparer after the filing season is over.   Ask if the preparer has an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). Paid tax return preparers are required to register with the IRS, have a PTIN and include it on tax returns.  ...

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Be Vigilant against Phone Scams.
Mar10

Be Vigilant against Phone Scams.

As the April filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be alert to tax time phone scams where aggressive criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing money or personal information.   Phone scams or “vishing” (voice phishing) continue to pose a major threat. The scam has cost thousands of people millions of dollars in recent years, and the IRS continues to see variations on these...

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