New IRS Email Scam

A new IRS scam has recently emerged. Fraudulent emails are being sent out asking taxpayers to pay a penalty for not having the required healthcare coverage imposed by the Affordable Care Act.

The IRS sends taxpayers notices by mail only, BUT unfortunately, there are some fraudulent letters also being sent by regular mail.

Please be aware:

  • IRS does not contact taxpayers by phone, email or text
  • IRS does not require payment from taxpayers with prepaid debit cards or an … Continue reading »

IRS Phone Scam

There have been a growing number of tax-related phone scams, where the scammers are usually after your money and possibly your identity. Please be aware that the IRS will NEVER call you.

A scammer may call you and:

  • Identify themselves as an IRS agent, with a fake name and a fake badge number.
  • Alter the name and phone number that appears on your Caller ID to make it look like they’re calling from the IRS or Washington, D.C.
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4 Reasons NOT to Wait for Your K-1

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Subchapter S corporations (“Sub S”), partnerships, limited liability companies (“LLC’s”) and estates and trusts issue form K-1’s. This form documents the stockholders, partners, members or beneficiaries share of their profit or loss from the entity.  Don’t wait for this form to get started on your income tax return.

5 Proven Steps to Survive a Connecticut Labor Department Audit

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You received a notice of audit from the State of Connecticut Labor Department. What should you do?  Follow these 5 Proven Steps to Survive a Connecticut Labor Department Audit.

 

1) Give a Power of Attorney to Your CPA

To have your CPA represent you in front of the Connecticut Department of … Continue reading »

3 Proven Steps for Taxpayers to Survive Tax Season

 

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1)Be Prepared

Ah yes, the Boy Scout Motto, “Be Prepared”.  It is very applicable to surviving tax season. How can you get prepared?  Start with completing your tax organizer.  We send these out to our clients in early January.  This will contain all of the prior year information.  Some clients don’t like filling out the tax organizer.  That’s fine. … Continue reading »