Protecting Clients from Tax-Related Identity Theft

Tax-related identity theft is a continuing problem, with the National Tax Advocate reporting that the use of stolen Social Security numbers to collect fraudulent tax refunds increased more than 78 percent from 2011 to 2012, affecting nearly 450,000 individuals. Experian's ProtectMyID service offered the following advice for ways that taxpayers can protect themselves. A trustworthy tax preparer is an important part of the solution.


Sources of Tax Confusion

Tax pros share their most confusing forms, clients and more

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Ready for Tax Season?

Tax pros share their pre-season to-do lists

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Most Outrageous Tax Deductions of 2016

The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants recently surveyed its CPA members in public accounting on the most outrageous tax deductions clients tried to take on their tax returns. The resulting list shows that, more often than not, clients just donít know which deductions are allowed.

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Beyond the Extenders: The Tax Legacy of 2015

Critical legislation and court decisions from last year

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Top Stories in Accounting in 2015

Our editorsí picks for what made news in the profession this year

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Meet the 2015 Best Midsized and Large Firms to Work For

An inside look at some of the best midsized and large workplaces in accounting

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Meet the 2015 Best Small Firms to Work For

An inside look at some of the best small workplaces in accounting

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Tax Alpha: Making the Most of RMDs

Helping clients make minimum distributions go further

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2016 in Numbers

Your peers' predictions for the next year in accounting

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The Worst Tax Clients in the World

Tax pros weigh in on who they most hate to see walk in the door

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