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Once again, tax time has rolled around, and though you technically have until April 15th, it’s always best to file a bit earlier…especially if you want to avoid setting yourself up for ID theft.

How Could Filing Taxes Compromise Your Identity?

Here’s how you could become a victim of ID theft just by filing your taxes: the first method is that a thief uses your Social Security number to file taxes, and then they steal your refund. The second method that they use is they take your Social Security nu

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1) What is Succession Certificate?

A Succession Certificate establishes who the legal heirs are and the authenticity of the successor. It is a Certificate given to the successor of a deceased person who dies without leaving a will. The list of debts, securities, and assets of the deceased is mentioned. It indicates the relation of the petitioner with the deceased. Along with providing details of other surviving legal heirs and that the deceased died intestate. And the information about the time,

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The Indian household charge laws have expressed that every one of the salaries produced or emerging in India, paying little heed to it being straightforwardly or by implication earned, through or from any business association in India will be esteemed to gather or emerge in India itself. In more straightforward terms, any pay acquired from a business by Non-Residents of India is assessable in India if the said individual has a business association in the nation. This article discusses the Busine

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The 2017 tax law reform has opened up unprecedented opportunities for corporations to focus on core business functions and increase profitability. Though most organizations will increase value for their shareholders with minimal effort, they could largely benefit from taking the chance to create transformative organizational change.

However, in order to best leverage the advantages of the tax law, corporations will first need to ensure that the data input into an

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Do you work for a corporation, especially in the U.S.? You may be at risk for tax return fraud.

ADP is a payroll provider. Hackers were able to acquire tax information of employees of U.S. Bank from ADP. Now, this doesn’t mean that ADP was directly hacked into. Instead, what happened, it seems, their authentication system was flawed and ADP failed to implement a protection strategy for the personal data to keep it safe from prying eyes.

The crooks registered ADP accounts by using the stolen data o

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Someone else might file your taxes if you don’t get to it. And they won’t be doing it as a favor; they’ll be doing it to steal your identity.

Here’s how it works:

  • Cyber thieves send fraudulent e-mails to a business’s employees.
  • The e-mails are designed to look like they came from the big wigs at the company.
  • As a result, the targeted employees are tricked into revealing sensitive data about the company’s employees.
  • The crooks end up with all this valuable data—enough to file phony tax returns.
  • This pl
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Tax Havens Explained With Maps

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Tax Havens • Explained With Maps

Apr 19, 2016

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http://explainedwithmaps.com/tax-havens/

Tax havens play an important role in the globalization of capital markets but also threaten their stability and structure. What are the properties of tax havens? When began tax evasion? What do fiscal paradises offer? How profit private persons, companies and the organized crime from tax havens?

There are many names for the same areas: offshore havens, fiscal paradises or tax havens. In a first list from th

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How to protect against Tax Identity Theft

What are you doing to prevent tax identity theft? Do you even know what steps to take? You’d better, because this crime has tripled since 2010, says the FTC.

A report on foxbusiness.com describes tax identity theft as the act of stealing someone’s personal information, then the crook files a phony tax return in the victim’s name to get a refund. The victim will never see it in their mailbox. And that’s only the beginning of the victim’s problems.

First, your complaint that you didn’t get your chec

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This annual conference provides global tax compliance experts with insight on adopting an internationally accepted standard of tax transparency and compliance.

 

New York City, NY – July 29, 2015 marcus evans, the world’s largest event management group, will host the 4th FATCA and Global Tax Compliance Forum on November 4-6, 2015 in New York City. This year's conference will allow for the exchange of  valuable insights and strategies to implement new systems to manage reporting demands, create s

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The federal tax rules concerning options are among the most complex sections of the tax code. This has led to many misunderstandings. For example, many traders have heard that some covered calls are "unqualified." What does this mean?

It means that in some situations, a trader who has opened such a position will not be able to report gains as long-term gains if and when the call is exercised and the underlying called away. This applies only if you have held the underlying for less than one year w

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CNN recently reported that the data breach of the IRS, which occurred between this past February and May, originated from Russia. The crooks were able to steal tax returns from over 100,000 people. The thieves filed a total of $50 million in tax refunds, having obtained personal data to get ahold of the data.

In other words, this crime wasn’t a hacking job. The Russians didn’t hack into the IRS’s network through some “back door” or social engineering scheme. They actually entered through the fron

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Tax ID Theft

Three things in life are guaranteed: death, taxes and tax-related identity theft. Michael Kasper would agree. Someone registered Kasper’s IRS.gov account, requested the document for his 2013 tax return, then filed a 2014 tax return.

The crook used a middleman—an innocent woman who answered his Craigslist ad for a moneymaking opportunity. He sent the money to her bank account, then she wired it to Nigeria, not knowing she was helping the crook.

Kasper’s account got busted into when the

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How to identify Tax Scams

The IRS isn’t your biggest enemy during tax season. It’s the criminals who pretend to be IRS reps and then con people out of their money. They contact potential victims chiefly through phone calls and text messages.

Typically, the message is threatening in tone and/or content, informing the target they’ll be arrested if they don’t immediately send the IRS owed money. The threat may also be deportation or a driver’s license suspension (that last one is really silly, but people actually do fall for

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Watch Out for Tax Scams!

Spring is here (at least in some parts of the world in the northern hemisphere)! The bees are buzzing, the flowers are blooming, and the accountants are working late because for those in the U.S., it’s tax season! Scammers love tax season—there is a lot of money moving around as people pay taxes and receive tax refunds. And they have developed many ways to take advantage of that and steal your hard-earned money.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) maintains a list of the scams that they call the D

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Don't be scammed into paying Back Taxes

It’s easy to scam someone who did something wrong by telling them they need to fix their mistake. This is why thousands of people get scammed into paying back taxes to the IRS—the IRS has nothing to do with these scams, of course, but the predators prey on peoples’ fear of Uncle Sam. It all begins with the fraudster making a phone call, pretending to be an IRS employee.

They have other tricks up their sleeve too, such as making the caller ID show a number that appears to be coming from the IRS an

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10 Skeevy Scams to watch

You may think you’re not dumb enough to fall for scams, but consider that someone you care deeply about is naïve enough to be conned. Besides, some scams are so clever that even those who think they’re scam-proof have actually been taken for a ride.

Sometimes fraudsters pose as an authority figure. Some claim you won a prize, while others claim you’re in trouble. Some even claim they’re a family member (needing money) and have figured out a way to convince you of this.

Some scams are done via e-ma

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File an FBAR or Find Yourself Behind Bars

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A few years ago the IRS offered a tax amnesty program for US citizens who failed to declare assets held in foreign bank accounts. This came on the heels of a highly publicized legal action against UBS. The IRS forced the Swiss based bank to turn over the account information of US citizens. The IRS was clamping down on tax evaders, exploiting the protection of Switzerland's bank secrecy laws to hide income and assets. The IRS was looking to determine if FBARs had been filed by the banks American
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Anatomy of a Tax Audit

Its that time of year again.  April 15th looms ever larger as small businesses scramble to meet the IRS  tax filing deadline.  For many small businesses, tax filing is handled by a trusted accountant or business adviser. That tends to take the trauma out of this annual exercise in pain.  But even with the help of a tax professional the angst of the season is always a pressing concern.   
 
The enclosed infographic published by oBizMedia, displays some startling data about audit risk and its cost t
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Deductions and Tax Audit Risk

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The filing deadline for filing taxes is fast approaching. Small Mid-Size Business Enterprises (SME) need to be aware of all the deductions afforded to them by the tax code.  
 
Our friends from Balboa Capital sent us this reminder about the Section 179 Tax Deduction...
 
...There have been a lot of questions surrounding the Section 179 deduction for 2014*
 
…According to the IRS, the Section 179 tax deduction limit as of January 1st 2014 is $25,000. This is a sharp drop from last year's limit, but it
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