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Final Report of Policy Recommendations from the Connecticut Tax Panel
The final report of policy recommendations from the Connecticut Tax Panel has been released. The following language, complete with links to the three volumes of the final report, was emailed from the panel's Executive Director, Robert Ebel.
IRS’s Top 10 Identity Theft Prosecutions: Criminal Investigation Continues Efforts to Halt Refund Fraud
As part of the continued crackdown on refund fraud and identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service today released the Top 10 Identity Theft Prosecutions for Fiscal Year 2015. These prosecutions are part of the wide-ranging strategy to combat...
DRS: Error Affecting Some Resident State Income Taxpayers Being Corrected
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin Sullivan issued the following statement.  “Late Thursday, DRS discovered that certain information provided to some resident income taxpayers claiming property tax credits...
Consumer Alert: Scammers Change Tactics, Once Again
Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, but now the IRS is receiving new reports of scammers calling under the guise of verifying tax return information over the phone....
Top 5 Tax Rules for March Madness Betting
With the NCAA men’s basketball tournament starting in earnest on March 17, you only have a few days left to fill out your brackets to decide which team will be cutting down the nets in Houston on April 4.    If you have some money...
IRS Statement on IP PINs
As part of its ongoing security review, the Internal Revenue Service temporarily suspended the Identity Protection PIN tool  on IRS.gov. The IRS is conducting a further review of the application that allows taxpayers to retrieve their IP PINs...
IRS Statement on 'Get Transcript'
Following an incident involving the IRS’s “Get Transcript” application discovered last May, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration conducted a nine-month long investigation looking back to the launch of the...
Consumers Warned of New Surge in IRS E-mail Schemes during 2016 Tax Season; Tax Industry Also Targeted
The Internal Revenue Service renewed a consumer alert for e-mail schemes after seeing an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents so far this tax season. The emails are designed to trick taxpayers into thinking these are...
IRS Statement on E-filing PIN
The IRS recently identified and halted an automated attack upon its Electronic Filing PIN application on IRS.gov. Using personal data stolen elsewhere outside the IRS, identity thieves used malware in an attempt to generate E-file PINs for stolen...
Phishing Remains on IRS 'Dirty Dozen' List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season
The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams...

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