4 Tips to Help Your Clients Avoid Tax Season Phishing Scams

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4 Tips to Help Your Clients Avoid Tax Season Phishing Scams

It’s tax season and the phishing is … easy? Unfortunately, yes, it is. Despite all the warnings about fraud at this time of year, the IRS still reports phishing as the number one tax scam that many people – including accounting firm clients – fall victim to. As your clients’ trusted advisor, you can help…

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Email Scam Mimics Executives in Fleecing W-2 Forms

As part of its “Don’t Take the Bait” campaign, the IRS is warning tax professionals of emails that target employees’ W-2 forms, following a fourfold increase in such cases during the 2017 filing season. The scam, called business email compromise (BEC), “is one of the most dangerous phishing email schemes trending nationwide from a tax administration perspective,”…

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