The August edition of LegalWise is here!

It's arrived!  The Traffic and Travel edition of LegalWise. Download the PDF here:    LegalWise-August 16   Inside you'll find: What's Distracting the Driver's Around You? Pokémon Go - The Latest App Craze Cell Phone Laws From State-to-State Use this interactive map to find individual state laws! Attorney Spotlight The Law Firm of Wampler and Souder … Continue reading The August edition of LegalWise is here!

IRS Tax Break to Employers Providing Identity Theft Protection Benefit

The IRS has issued new guidelines on the taxability of the identity protection services provided by employers at no cost to employees. Announcement 2016‐02 provides that: Individuals/Employees who receive identity theft protection services from their employer (or from another organization that the individuals provided personal information to) do not need to include the value of … Continue reading IRS Tax Break to Employers Providing Identity Theft Protection Benefit

5 Tips to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, and while many of us are eagerly waiting for our tax refunds to hit our bank accounts, others are struggling to get a refund at all. In 2013, the Internal Revenue Service paid $5.8 billion in bogus refunds to identity thieves. According to the General Accountability office, the actual figure … Continue reading 5 Tips to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During Tax Season

IRS Offers Tax Break to Employers for Identity Theft Protection Benefit

Last year, the Privacy Clearinghouse confirmed 223 major data breaches that compromised the identities of nearly 160 million Americans. In 2016, the trend continues with 42 breaches occurring in the first two months alone. The sophistication of organized identity theft rings keeps the government, educational institutions, public and private businesses struggling to combat ongoing threats. … Continue reading IRS Offers Tax Break to Employers for Identity Theft Protection Benefit