Tax Scams & Shams

Don’t Fall Victim to “IRS” Telephone Scams   Some of our clients have been contacted by telephone scammers claiming to be from the IRS trying to collect on past taxes that our clients’ didn’t know they owed. DO NOT TALK TO THESE SCAMMERS, BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO STEAL YOUR LIFE SAVINGS!   The IRS has issued public service announcements warning of these “sophisticated and
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The 3 Most Common Tax Preparation Scams You Need to Avoid

Are you aware of these common tax preparation scams? As if it’s not bad enough you might owe the IRS money, scammers who conduct tax preparation scams are looking to take advantage of you. They want your refund and possibly even your personal information. It’s important to know the signs of a dishonest tax preparation practice. Here are three common tax preparation scams to watch out
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Categories: SACRAMENTO PERSONAL TAXES.

Beware of Tax Debt Relief Scams

Beware of telemarketers and advertisers on radio and television who make claims that sound too good to be true and who claim that they can settle IRS claims for “pennies on the dollar”. To avoid getting ripped-off in these scams, be sure to use local tax professionals whenever you have IRS problems.  Check the company’s website to verify that actual tax resolution professionals are employed,
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Categories: IRS PROBLEMS, SACRAMENTO PERSONAL TAXES, and SCAMS & SCHEMES.

Tax Schemes & Scams

Don’t fall victim to tax scams. Remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Watch out for schemes that promise to reduce or eliminate taxes.  Involvement with tax schemes can lead to imprisonment and fines. The IRS pursues and shuts down promoters of these and numerous other scams. Anyone pulled into these schemes can also face repayment of taxes plus
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Categories: SACRAMENTO PERSONAL TAXES and SCAMS & SCHEMES.

The Easy Tax Refund Scam That Cost the US Billions in 2014

Every year, a tax refund scam like this accounts for billions of dollars in losses. In 2014, identity theft topped the annual IRS list of tax refund scams. That year, identity theft affected over 17 million people and cost a whopping $15.4 billion. Although not all identity theft prompted the loss of tax refunds, tax-related crimes constituted a large percentage of total identity theft incidents
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Categories: SCAMS & SCHEMES.

The Ugly Truth About Tax Audit Services

Thinking about using tax audit services? Gather the right information before making any decisions. If you’re facing an IRS audit, you might be tempted to turn to tax audit services. They’re advertised everywhere, on television and the radio, and they often promise that they can make your problems go away for good. Unfortunately, many of these services aren’t what they claim to be. IRS audits
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Categories: IRS PROBLEMS.

Online Scams That Impersonate The IRS

Beware of emails or tweets claiming to be from the IRS—it may be a scam! Scammers who impersonate the IRS often use the name and logo of the IRS or U.S. Department of the Treasury to mislead you into believing the communication is legitimate. Generally, the IRS does not send unsolicited e-mails to acquire financial and personal information from taxpayers. Some scammers even set up
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Categories: SCAMS & SCHEMES.

Tax & Asset Advisory Program

How would you like an advisory service that can help you through all phases of life for an affordable fee?  We are launching a new service called the Tax & Asset Advisory Program.  This program allows us to provide top-notch education and information to you through email.  We have created and are continually writing new educational material to keep you informed regarding ways to protect
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Shielding Your Assets

To properly shield your assets requires planning and restructuring as to the way you hold and control those assets.  Asset protection planning is the method of preparing for the possibility of future lawsuits by rearranging the ownership of assets so that they are beyond the reach of potential creditors. Taking action to protect your assets must take place before any event has occurred that could
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Categories: ASSET PROTECTION and CORPORATIONS & LLCs.