Information for businesses exposed to the SCDOR security breach

The state of South Carolina recently announced that businesses that have filed tax returns since 1998 are also at risk due to the recent security breach at the Department of Revenue. Consequently, starting Friday Nov. 2nd, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. will offer South Carolina businesses who have filed a tax return since 1998 a […]

SC Department of Revenue data security breach expands to 657,000 businesses

The state newspaper in Columbia has the story about business now being exposed to the data breach at the South Carolina Department of Revenue.  Click here to go to the story on the The State Newspaper website.

IRS Gives Additional Time to Taxpayers and Preparers Affected by Hurricane Sandy; File and Pay by Nov. 7

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it is granting taxpayers and tax preparers affected by Hurricane Sandy until Nov. 7 to file returns and accompanying payments normally due today. The relief applies to taxpayers and tax preparers in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy or otherwise impacted by the storm that hit the […] Do not give anyone your credit card number

ProtectMyID is a free service that is paid for by the State of South Carolina.  Do not give anyone your credit card number for anything related to the data breach at the Department of Revenue. We have helped many people here over the past few days, mostly with directions on how to get to the […]

What we think we know about protectmyid/scdor 3

We are updating What we think we know about protectmyid/scdor 2 here with the little we have been able to find out so far.  But I want this topic to be at the top of the blog list for anyone who needs to get up to speed quickly.

“SC data breach about the worst you can get”

The State Newspaper in Columbia has published an article that doesn’t mince words. Read the article here  

Everyone who has filed a South Carolina tax return is at risk

A common theme that seems to recur in the questions that we are fielding at Tax On Wheels, LLC is how do I find out if my information is in the group that was compromised? We have not been able to find any announcement from the state of South Carolina indicating whether there are certain […]

Protectmyid/scdor is free

If anyone is asking for your credit card number or is otherwise trying to charge you money you are probably in the wrong place. There is no urgency here folks.  The damage is done.  We recommend that you slow down and fully understand what we are doing here.  The criminals will be in full bloom […]

What we think we know about protectmyid/scdor 2

Update November 2, 2012 The South Carolina department of Revenue has issued a PDF document that summarizes the events surrounding the recent security breach and their recommended actions.  Click here to view the document. There is also a new web page that provides information about the incident including information for businesses exposed to the security […]

IRS identity theft resources

We posted this IRS resource on an earlier post. IRS representatives have just  distributed to tax professionals a link to a similar page here.  And we have some generic identity theft tips in our TaxTips newsletter here. The press conference just ended, and it sounds like the authorities are not able to tell us much […]