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Ransomware Scam Poses as FBI

Ransomware Scam Poses as FBI

A new phishing scheme has been unleashed on taxpayers, this time impersonating as the FBI and the IRS.In reality, the scammers are sending emails that install ransomware on computers in order to hold…

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Where to Start in Cybersecurity

Where to Start in Cybersecurity

Tips for building a cybersecurity defense for your tax practice.For some time now, we here at Drake – along with the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and their other tax industry partners…

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New Security Safeguards Coming in 2017

New Security Safeguards Coming in 2017

All week, we’ve been passing along tips to guard your financial data as part of National Tax Security Awareness Week. And hopefully we’ve given you some important points to ponder, then put to use. But what’s next?…

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IRS Announces the First Day of Tax Season, Issues Refund Delay Reminder

IRS Announces the First Day of Tax Season, Issues Refund Delay Reminder

Tax professionals across the country are gearing up for tax season, which the Internal Revenue Service today announced will officially begin on January 23, 2017. The press release included yet another reminder about PATH Act-delayed refunds: taxpayers claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) will not have their refund issued until February 15, 2017.…

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When That Call from the IRS Isn’t

When That Call from the IRS Isn’t

It always seems to happen when you’ve just settled down for dinner. You get a phone call out of the blue and the man on the other end of the line says he’s Agent Such-and-Such from the Internal Revenue Service, Badge number something-or-Other.…

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