Archive | August, 2017

Washington Hotline – August 9, 2017

WASHINGTON NEWS IRS Suggests Defenses Against Ransomware The IRS is continuing to warn tax advisers to take protective action against ransomware. This week the IRS published specific steps to avoid becoming victimized by ransomware. In a ransomware attack, cybercriminals will download malware on your computer. The malware encrypts your files. Because you lose access to […]

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Washington Hotline – August 1, 2017

WASHINGTON NEWS Personal Identity Theft Down, Business Up In IR 2017-123, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen reported significant success in reducing personal identity theft. From January to May of 2016, 204,000 taxpayers reported being victims of identity theft. However, for the first five months of 2017, the number of identity theft victims declined 47% to 107,000 […]

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