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IRS SCAMS & IDENTITY THEFT: SUREFIRE WAYS TO SPOT THE LATEST TRENDS

Cost Free   CPE Credits 1.0 hour   Subject Area Specialized Knowledge & Applications  Course Level Basic  Instructional Method Group Internet Based  Prerequisites None  Advanced Preparation None  Who should attend? Bookkeeper
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Series: Cybersecurity, Bookkeeper 
Course Description

Abby Eisenkraft is back with new information on the latest IRS Scams and Identity Theft, which are more of a threat on a daily basis. New, more sophisticated scams have emerged, targeting tax professionals, businesses and the public. And now we have to deal with the massive fallout from the Equifax breach.  Let's familiarize ourselves with the latest and greatest known scams to protect ourselves and our clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the latest email scams targeted at tax professionals and businesses (business email compromises, BBB scams, etc.)

  • Discuss the new phone scams and the current targets (hint: it's not just older Americans.)

  • Best practices for our businesses to stay safe (including IT tips for small offices.)

  • How to spot fake IRS notices and fraudulent emails.

  • Refresher on identity theft procedures – the necessary steps to take if you or your client become a victim.

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Abby Eisenkraft is the CEO of Choice Tax Solutions Inc. She is a federally licensed Enrolled Agent (EA), an Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA), AccreditedTax Preparer (ATP) and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC). Abby started her career in tax as a preparer, and quickly gained a reputation for successfully dealing with difficult tax problems, including those previously unsolvable by other tax professionals. She currently specializes in tax controversy cases such as federal and state tax audits, non-filer cases, residency audits, international matters, etc. Abby is passionate about defending taxpayer’s rights before the IRS and State Taxing Authorities. She is a speaker on various tax and financial topics, a consultant (specializing in the self-employed), and is often quoted in the press as a tax and financial expert. She is the author of the new book "101 Ways to Stay Off the IRS Radar", available at Amazon and select bookstores.

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