August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of Scam Impersonating IRS and FBI

Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, is urging residents to avoid downloading links to questionnaires that utilizes the emblems from the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Internal Revenue Service due to a new phishing scheme. The scam email uses what appears to be an official sign from both the IRS and FBI and prompts users to select […]

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April 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Where to Drop Off Tax Forms Tonight

Two Montgomery County post offices will be open late today to receive tax forms. Open till 6 p.m.: White Flint Mall, 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington, Md. 20895-9997 Open till 6 p.m.: Silver Spring Main Station, 8653 16th Street Open till 7:30 p.m.: Suburban Window Service, 16501 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg, Md. 20898-9996   The Postal […]

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January 23, 2017 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Earlier Filing Deadlines in 2017 for Forms W-2 and 1099

Starting in 2017 employers and small businesses face an earlier filing deadline of January 31 for Forms W-2. The new January 31 filing deadline also applies to certain Forms 1099-MISC reporting non-employee compensation such as payments to independent contractors. Also of note is that the IRS must also hold some refunds until February 15. A […]

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January 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Announces Opening of 2016 Tax Filing System

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced on Tuesday that Maryland will begin processing personal income tax returns for Tax Year 2015 on January 19, the same day the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins accepting returns. Business tax returns will be accepted and processing will begin on January 9th. “Processing claims promptly and returning taxpayer refunds immediately […]

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July 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Identity Theft Forum (VIDEO)

Identity theft is a growing problem across the country and right here in Maryland. In fact, over 275 people attended an identity theft and fraud prevention forum earlier this month in Germantown. The standing-room only event at the BlackRock Center for the Arts was hosted by Congressman John Delaney and featured one-on-one advice from over […]

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July 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

FTC Expert Provides Identity Theft Tips (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Lisa Schifferle of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tells a standing room only crowd in Germantown that the agency’s main mission is to prevent identity theft and fraud. During her short presentation, she provided some valuable information about identity theft to residents, many of them federal employees who are concerned […]

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September 22, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s Car Free Day! 2. Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice will hold his weekly briefing with the media this morning and he is hosting a community meeting for residents in Montgomery Village tonight. 3. County Executive Isiah Leggett and other local […]

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August 29, 2013 | Staff Writer

Same Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Tax Purposes

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today (Aug. 29) ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction […]

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March 14, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Beware Tax Season Scams

The IRS warns residents of scams involving emails requesting your personal information during tax season. These emails appear to be from the IRS, but are fraudulent. This type of scam is referred to as “phishing.” Don’t be fooled. Don’t open, respond to or click links on these type of emails. Do contact the IRS directly […]

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