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Ryan Norton

Whether designing superheroes, penciling caricatures, or just doodling, I always knew I was going to earn some sort of art degree while in college. That was my goal before I decided to trade Edgar Degas for Edgar Allan Poe during a Freshman English class. The BA in English soon morphed into a double-major in English and Philosophy, eventually becoming an MA in English. It only makes sense that I learned of a writing opportunity for a local marketing firm while teaching a first-year college English course. Before I knew it, I was writing and editing tax-related articles for Taxing Subjects, and this has been my home since 2014.


Security Summit Recommends IP PINs for Taxpayers

Security Summit Recommends IP PINs for Taxpayers

Tax professionals are a frequent target for identity thieves and cybercriminals, who are interested in accessing client tax records and, in some cases, the software used to file tax returns. The second week of the Security Summit’s “Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself” campaign focuses on helping taxpayers protect their return by highlighting the benefits of an IP PIN.…

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Security Summit Opens Campaign with Multi-Factor Authentication

Security Summit Opens Campaign with Multi-Factor Authentication

The Security Summit opened the 2021 “Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself” campaign by highlighting the benefits of multi-factor authentication. Since its creation in 2015, the Summit—a group consisting of the Internal Revenue Service, state departments of revenue, and private members of the tax industry—has worked to combat the threat of tax-related identity theft scams.…

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IRS Notice Includes Guidance for COBRA Premium Assistance

IRS Notice Includes Guidance for COBRA Premium Assistance

The loss of health insurance is a major concern for the millions of Americans who have filed for unemployment throughout the pandemic. While COBRA continuation coverage can help bridge the gap between jobs, former employers generally are not required to pay part of the premiums—meaning some beneficiaries have to foot the entire bill for their insurance.…

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