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IRS Moving Forward With Private Debt Collection Program

By Amanda Wilson on Mar 9, 2016 in debt collection, fraud, government, identity theft, IRS, tax fraud, International

By:  Amanda Wilson IRS Commissioner John Koskinen recently announced that the IRS is moving forward with a program to have private companies enter into contracts to collect tax debts.    Commissioner Koskinen expected that the new private debt...

IRS (Temporarily?) Halts IPPIN Application Process

By Amanda Wilson on Mar 8, 2016 in fraud, identity theft, IRS, tax fraud, International

By:  Amanda Wilson I have previously written about the IPPIN program that the IRS offers many taxpayers as a way to prevent tax-related identity fraud.  For a discussion of this program, please look here. Unfortunately, the IRS has halted the...

Protect Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft

By Amanda Wilson on Feb 25, 2016 in fraud, identity theft, IRS, tax fraud, International

By:  Amanda Wilson Last year, I provided information about a program that the IRS offers many taxpayers to help protect against tax identity theft.  I'm sharing this article again because this continues to be a huge problem.  If you have not gotten...

IRS Website Breached

By Amanda Wilson on May 27, 2015 in IRS, tax fraud

By:  Amanda Wilson The IRS announced yesterday that criminals had used the "get transcript" application on its website to gain access to the tax information of approximately 100,000 taxpayers.  The IRS has temporarily shutdown this application as it...