Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself

By | 2018-03-23T12:53:17-04:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Accountant & Auditors|Tags: , |

The IRS today warned tax professionals to increase their computer security and to beware of their inbox – specifically the successful email scams dubbed spear phishing that identify themselves as a friend, customer or company. Increasingly, tax professionals are being targeted by identity thieves. These criminals – many of them sophisticated, organized syndicates - are redoubling [...]

IRS Reopening Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) System

By | 2018-01-18T11:05:57-05:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Accountant & Auditors|Tags: , , |

A PTIN is an identifying number - like a Social Security number - for tax preparers and certain other tax professionals. Since 1999, tax return preparers have been able to use a PTIN on tax returns instead of their Social Security Numbers; they used to be issued for free. The IRS began charging a fee for [...]