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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