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IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights

IRS's Taxpayer Bill of Rights

In an effort to be a kinder friendlier IRS, the organization has released its Taxpayer Bill of Rights:

Bill of Tax Rights<

  • The Right to Be Informed<
  • The Right to Quality Service<
  • The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax<
  • The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard<
  • The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum<
  • The Right to Finality<
  • The Right to Privacy<
  • The Right to Confidentiality<
  • The Right to Retain Representation<
  • The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System<

What does this mean for you? How well does the IRS follow these guidelines? As a taxpayer, it is absolutely vital to be informed, and understand what these "rights" mean, and what they do not.

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Reduce The Amount of Junk Mail, Telemarketer Calls, & Spam You Receive

Perhaps less of a Tax Tip, and more a suggestion for your personal sanity, but here are a listing of ways to limit the "noise" so you can focus on what is important:

Do Not Call List<

Stop telemarketers from calling you at home: www.donotcall.gov<

Direct Marketing Association<

Reduce physical junk mail & email spam: www.dmachoice.org<

www.OptOutPrescreen.com<

Reduce credit card and insurance offers by opting out online: www.OptOutPrescreen.com< or by calling (888) 567-8688.

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The IRS Security Breach - How to Protect Yourself

IRS Security Breach

"The IRS announced today it will be notifying taxpayers after third parties gained unauthorized access to information on about 100,000 accounts through the “Get Transcript” online application.

The IRS determined late last week that unusual activity had taken place on the application, which indicates that unauthorized third parties had access to some accounts on the transcript application. Following an initial review, it appears that access was gained to more than 100,000 accounts through the Get Transcript application." - https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Statement-on-the-Get-Transcript-Application<

Soon, some will receive notification from the IRS that their personal information was compromised. This follows announcements from multiple retailers that they too mishandled private data <that should never have been made public. With ubiquitous weak points in security, and intelligent criminals with a financial incentive, what can ones do to protect themselves, and what can small businesses do to protect their clients?

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