image Consumer Alerts
‪Please note that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. ‪If you get an unsolicited email that appears to be from the IRS, please report it by sending it to If you find a suspicious website that claims to be the IRS, please send the site’s URL by email to, using the subject line: suspicious website. For more information on phishing scams, please see Suspicious e-Mails and Identity Theft.
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imageReminder for Parents and Students
September 2017  ― The beginning of the school year is a good time for a reminder of the tax benefits for education. These benefits can help offset qualifying education costs. Here is information about two tax credits available to those who pay higher education costs for themselves, a spouse or a dependent.
imageIdentity Security Changes
January 2018  ― The Internal Revenue Service, the states, and the tax industry have taken new steps for 2017 to protect you and help reduce the risk of identity theft affecting your tax returns this filing season.  It’s no secret that identity theft of all kinds is persistent, time consuming and frustrating. When criminals steal your personal data (especially your name and Social Security number) they can use that information to file a fraudulent tax return. That’s referred to as tax-related identity theft. Read more at IRS web site.
imageRetirement & Taxes
Choosing a Retirement Plan: A Simple 401K. Source: