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Attorney General Curtis Hill warns of tax fraud 

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In the past, some participants at Adult Life Training, Inc. shared with the group that they had been harmed by tax fraud. Although this is also a lucrative mafia favorite along with credit card scams and unauthorized ATM draws, usually a relative or “friend” gets the victim’s SSN and files a massively lying tax return with the refund check mailed to the criminal, then later IRS comes back on the victim who did not even file that lying tax return and makes them repay what the criminal stole.

The victim did not file that lying return and should not be paying anything at all: the victim had nothing to do with it: IRS was deceived and got robbed: but the IRS will force the victim to prove that they didn’t do it, even though under the US Constitution a citizen is innocent until they are proven guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. These crimes disportionately injure poverty stricken persons of color but anyone can be targeted.

If you have been or think that you have been a victim of identity theft, go to www.irs.gov’s IP PIN page and request that they put an IP PIN on your account (and don’t tell family, “friends”, or anyone else your PIN) so that only you can file your return. And don’t pick a number the relative or “friend” can figure out!

What’s an IP PIN?
The IRS IP PIN is a 6-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers to help prevent the misuse of their Social Security number on fraudulent federal income tax returns.

What does an IP PIN do?
An IP PIN helps us verify a taxpayer’s identity and accept their electronic or paper tax return. When you have an IP PIN, it prevents someone else from filing a tax return with your SSN.

(https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/the-identity-protection-pin-ip-pin)

This just in from GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill· Indiana Government Center South, 302 W. Washington St., 5th Floor · Indianapolis, IN 46204 · 317-232-6201. If you would like to receive official information when it is released by the sovereign State of Indiana browse to https://insights.govdelivery.com/ and indicate which topics you want emailed to you.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of scams in which their identities are stolen and used to file fraudulent tax returns.

Tax identify thieves use other people’s Social Security Numbers (SSN) to file taxes and/or even obtain jobs. Most victims initially will not even be aware that this has happened. Some will be notified upon e-filing that a tax return has already been filed using their SSN.
The federal Trade Commission also has related information on their web site at https://www.idtheftcenter.org/Cybersecurity/tax-identity-theft-awareness-week-2018

The IRS has offered the following warning signs of possible tax-related identity theft: 

  • More than one tax return was filed for you;
  • You owe additional tax, have a refund offset or have had collection actions taken against you for a year you did not file a tax return, or;
  • IRS records indicate you received wages or other income from an employer for whom you did not work.

If you believe you have been the victim of tax-related or any other type of identity theft, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General office can help. Go to indianaconsumer.com or call 1-800-382-5516 to make a complaint.




IRS Extension

irs-logoTo file electronically for an automatic extension to file, IRS gave me the URL https://www.freefilefillableforms.com. I had to type in name, address, and SSN, but not bank information. IRS STILL does not have a direct web page specifically to submit forms but their representative stated that this is the IRS extension to file web page. The instructions IRS provided are attached as a .pdf file here http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/Free_File_Fillable_Forms_User_Guide.pdf


2013 Federal Income Tax

Spreadsheet to estimate 2013 US Federal Income Tax withholding based upon IRS Notice 1036. For tax advice consult a tax professional. All use is strictly AS IS with no warranties implied or expressed. Creative Commons Share-alike license.

2013-withholding  Free download, use at your own risk.

Notes:

The tables were apparently based upon the annual table. Bi-Weekly tables are the annual tables divide by 26 and rounded to whole numbers. The Daily table is the Annual table divided by 260 and rounded to one decimal. Each row designates one “tax bracket”. For each higher bracket, taxpayer is charged the tax for the next lower bracket and then taxed upon their income within their own bracket: they do not appear to be taxed on all the lower brackets, only the bracket immediately below their own.

Social Security and Medicare Tax for 2013

The employee tax rate for social security is 6.2%. Previously, the employee tax rate for social security was 4.2%. The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6.2%. The social security wage base  limit is $113,700. The Medicare tax rate is 1.45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2012. There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Employers should implement the 6.2% employee social security tax rate as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2013. After implementing the new 6.2% rate, employers should make an adjustment in a subsequent pay period to correct any underwithholding of social security tax as soon as possible, but not later than March 31, 2013. http://www.irs.gov/uac/Notice-1036,-Early-Release-Copies-of–the-Yearly-Percentage-Method-Tables-for-Income-Tax-Withholding

More information on FICA, Medicare, FUTA, SUTA, to follow. In the meantime, here is a Forbes article on the impact of the Affordable HeatheCare Act (Obama Care) via IRS rules. http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/02/04/irs-ruling-to-create-millions-of-uninsured-americans-as-it-undermines-the-very-intent-of-obamacare/?google_editors_picks=true