IRS Provides Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Sandy; Return Filing and Tax Payment Deadline Extended to Feb. 1, 2013

IRS YouTube Videos Help for Disaster Victims: English | Spanish | ASL How to Request a Copy of Your Tax Return: English | Spanish | ASL Podcast Disaster Assistance: English | Spanish WASHINGTON –– In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Internal Revenue Service announced additional tax relief to affected individuals and businesses. Following recent […]

IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Sandy Relief

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Following major disasters, it’s common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social media, email or in-person […]

Form 1099-K Letters to Businesses

Beginning next week, the IRS will be sending out approximately 20,000 letters to small businesses questioning the possible underreporting of income. The IRS matched the information reported on 2011 Form 1099-K that was sent to the business to the income the business reported on its tax return. We understand that there will be three different […]

National media finally begins to weigh in on the stolen South Carolina tax records story

The New York Times finally has an “article” on the South Carolina Department of Revenue cyber hacking scandal.  And I use the word article loosely, as this piece seems to be mostly a rehash of the two week old story but it is at least a start.  (Links to older stories here) If you detect […]

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