WARNING: Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s

The IRS is urging payroll and human resources departments to be vigilant when opening emails this tax season in response to an emerging phishing scheme. The email purports to be a company executive requesting personal information on employees. This phishing variation is known as a “spoofing” email. It will contain, for example, the actual name … Continue reading WARNING: Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s

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