This series of postings has recently focused on problem issues of life in the “online world”, such as fraud, scams, and identity theft. Yes, it has. See Florida Businesses – You are Responsible for Your Own Cybersecurity, Scams Against Florida Businesses are (Unfortunately) Very Creative – So Investigate and Be Careful. Especially During “Tax Season.” and More on Scams and Cybersecurity – Damaging Creativity Knows No Limits – Tales from the Field, and All with Happy (and Safe) Endings. And while you are “at it”, see also Is Bitcoin a Temporary Innovation or is it an Inevitable Intangible Asset Full of Inherent Risk?, Digital Currencies Such As Bitcoin Remain a Financial Medium in the News, and The Anonymity of Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin is in Jeopardy.
Since the issuance of those pieces, additional “free” resources have become available to benefit Florida businesses and consumers.
An article in the February 17, 2017 online version of The Journal of Accountancy entitled “Dirty Dozen top tax scams led by phishing schemes” is helpful to Florida businesses because it contains direct links to IRS reports on:
- Phishing schemes
- Phone scams
- Identify theft
- Return preparer fraud
- Fake charities
- Falsely inflating refund claims
- Excessive claims for business credits
- Falsely padding deductions
- Falsifying income to claim tax credits
- Abusive tax shelters
- Frivolous tax arguments
- Offshore tax cheating
If those topics do not show the scope of online and other problematic tax schemes, nothing does.
A new resource from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi entitled “Identity Theft Consumer Resource Guide” addresses such topics as: – Identity Theft – Tax Identity Theft – Child Identity Theft – Medical Identity Theft – Recovering from Identity Theft – After a Data Breach – Protecting Personal Information Free and helpful. See also More Useful Information as We Enjoy the Holiday Season. (And at No Charge, Too.).
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– For more information, call Philip N. Kabler of the Gainesville, FL office of Bogin, Munns & Munns at 352.332.7688, where he practices in the areas of business, banking, real estate, and equine law. He has taught business and real estate law courses at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Warrington College of Business Administration. And is now the President-Elect of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.
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