Archive | July, 2018


Washington Hotline – July 31, 2018

WASHINGTON NEWS IRS Urges Strong Passwords Most Americans have financial, social media, Social Security, retirement, phone, internet, retail and other online accounts. Each account has a username and a password. Some financial, tax, government and other accounts also offer “two-factor” authentication. With two-factor authentication, you log on to the account, then a verification code is […]

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Social Security Tips – July 2018

Social Security’s Online Retirement Planner is the place to go for you and your clients when you need details on the changes to the claiming strategies from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. “Closure of Unintended Loopholes” is the title of the section of the law that made several changes to basically close two complex […]

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Washington Hotline – July 24, 2018

WASHINGTON NEWS IRS Promotes “Security Six” Computer Safeguards In IR-2018-150, as part of an ongoing effort to increase safety of computer data, the Service published the “Security Six.” The publication provides six ways to protect your data. While these six security measures are aimed toward tax professionals, everyone can benefit from the IRS computer security […]

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Washington Hotline – July 17, 2018

WASHINGTON NEWS IRS Summertime Tax Tips In IR 2018-149, the Service highlighted tax tips for the summer season. While most taxpayers are understandably thinking about barbeques and summer vacations, the IRS offered seven summertime suggestions that may affect taxpayers. Summer Jobs – Many students and younger individuals work during the summer. They may not have earned […]

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