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IRS Alerts Taxpayers with Limited English Proficiency of Ongoing Phone Scams; Urges Caution Before Paying Unexpected Tax Bills

Posted by Brett W. Neate, CPA, MTax on Jun 8, 2017 1:17:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service continues to warn taxpayers with limited English proficiency of phone scams and email phishing schemes that continue to occur across the country. 

Con artists often approach victims in their native language, threaten them with deportation, police arrest and license revocation, among other things.

“These scammers continue to adapt and evolve, and the IRS continues to receive reports of these schemes using multiple languages trying to find victims across the country,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said.

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Topics: Brett W. Neate, Credit card fraud, IRS

Credit Cards and Fraud Liability: What Business Owners Need to Know

Posted by Howard J. Kass, CPA, AEP®, CGMA, Partner on Oct 21, 2015 12:54:00 PM

On October 1, the landscape of fraud liability for credit card transactions changed significantly. Simply, businesses are now liable for fraudulent charges if or when a customer uses the EMV (Europay, MasterCard & Visa) chip-based card AND fraud still occurs AND that business did not upgrade their payment system. Chip_and_Pin_credit_card

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Topics: identity theft, Howard Kass, Credit card fraud

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