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As Hurricane Irma Threatens, IRS Urges Taxpayers to Prepare for Hurricanes, Floods and Other Disasters

disater-plan-Jerry-Jones-CPA-tax-plan-hurricaneFor September’s National Preparedness Month, the Internal Revenue Service is offering advice to taxpayers who may be affected by storms, fires, floods or other disasters. After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and with Hurricane Irma threatening parts of the U.S. and Caribbean, the IRS reminds taxpayers that the agency is here to help, including offering a special toll-free number to taxpayers in federally-declared disaster areas that’s staffed with IRS specialists trained to handle disaster-related issues.

Managed and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ready Campaign, National Preparedness Month encourages individuals, businesses and organizations to prepare for a variety of disaster and emergency situations.

How to find out if you're affected by the Equifax hack

Equifax-building-hack-Jerry-JonesYou may have never used Equifax yourself -- or even heard of it -- but the credit reporting agency could still have a treasure trove of your personal information.

Equifax said Thursday that 143 million people could be affected by a recent data breach in which cybercriminals stole information including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's licenses.

Additionally, credit card numbers for about 209,000 people were exposed, as was "personal identifying information" on roughly 182,000 customers involved in credit report disputes.

IRS Issues Urgent Warning to Beware IRS/FBI-Themed Ransomware Scam

IRS-malware-ransomeware-scam-jerry-jones-cpaWASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage.

The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It tries to entice users to select a “here” link to download a fake FBI questionnaire. Instead, the link downloads a certain type of malware called ransomware that prevents users from accessing data stored on their device unless they pay money to the scammers.

Summertime or Anytime: Get Tax Help 24/7 on IRS.gov

IRS-tax-help-Jerry-Jones-CPA-deductionTax help and information is available whenever needed on IRS.gov. Find publications, handy apps and full instructions on many topics. Here are good reasons to visit IRS.gov this summer:

  • Use IRS Free File. Taxpayers who still need to file a 2016 return can use IRS Free File to e-file for free. Free File is available through Oct. 16. Those who earned $64,000 or less can prepare and e-file taxes with free tax software. Taxpayers who earned more can use Free File Fillable Forms. This option is the electronic version of IRS paper forms.

  • Check on a refund. The Where’s My Refund? tool is a fast and easy way to check on a tax refund. Use the IRS2Go mobile app to access it or click on the “Refunds” tab on IRS.gov.

  • Try IRS Direct Pay. Taxpayers who owe taxes can pay them with IRS Direct Pay. It’s the safe, easy and free way to pay from a checking or savings account. Just click on the “Pay Your Tax Bill” link on the IRS home page.

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