Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:06 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

Group tied to credit card thefts allegedly spent $258,000 at Barneys, then rapped about it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:59 am
By Kay Bell ·

The latest telephone tax scam wants targeted victims to send the calling crooks iTunes gift cards. The IRS might like music, but it wants money.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:14 am
By Kay Bell ·

Another member of the House Ways and Means Committee is a tax identity theft victim. Rep. Jim Renacci shared his story with his colleagues and introduced a bill to fight the crime.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 1:37 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Some federal tax refunds might be a bit slower in arriving, but one security company exec says that’s good. It means the IRS is implementing more security features.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:15 am
By Kay Bell ·

Tax identity theft and refund fraud are rampant at the state level, too. Efforts to fight it, however, are slowing down refund issuance and angering taxpayers.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 12:08 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Several IRS online options have been targeted by identity thieves. To slow such attacks, the agency has suspended a special tax ID number online retrieval tool.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 2:02 pm
By Kay Bell ·

A new investigation finds even more taxpayer accounts were accessed through the IRS Get Transcript hack. That brings to 724,000 the number of at-risk accounts.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:33 pm
By Kay Bell ·

An online security audit says that almost half of the Free File tax preparation options have security issues.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:43 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to fall victim to a scam. While how to avoid scammers is relevant to anyone exposed to this threat, seniors are often targeted.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 10:55 am
By Kay Bell ·

Tax con artists tend to rely on tricks they’ve tried in past years. But regardless of whether the tax scam is old or new, don’t be fooled by these 12 scams.

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