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Warning: IRS scam going around. Beware…

October 10, 2016

Here is a bulletin from my tax advisor.  Please beware:

Clients and Friends, here is the latest, and it’s ugly. 

There is a new scam involving official looking IRS notices directed to taxpayers, stating that they owe a balance to the IRS.  The amounts are typically of the size that many people would simply pay it rather than arguing the point.

There are two ways to tell if these notices are fraudulent:

  • The instructions direct the taxpayer to make out a check to “I.R.S.” rather than to “United States Treasury;” and
  • The return address is “Austin Processing Center, P.O. Box 15264, Austin, TX 78761-5264,” which does not match the address listed on the IRS website for the Austin Processing Center.

Please contact our firm or your own tax advisor if any unexpected balance due notice arrives from the IRS.

Timothy W. Tuttle
Timothy W. Tuttle, JD, LLM, CPA
Certified Tax Specialist, CA State Bar
31351 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 103
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-218-1500
949-218-2525 fax
www.tuttlefirm.com

 

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New Cybersecurity Best Practices Announced: RESILIA

June 26, 2015

From Axelos:

RESILIA is a framework of best practice, developed by AXELOS, to build cyber resilience skills across an organization. Based on the Cyber Resilience Best Practices guide it offers practical knowledge to enhance existing management strategies and help align cyber resilience with IT operations, security and incident management. Using the ITIL lifecycle it develops the skills and insight needed to detect, respond to and recover from cyber-attacks.

When a cyber-attack strikes it threatens the fundamentals of a good business – reputation, customer confidence and operational continuity. Knowing how to respond and recover effectively requires clarity and confidence through the cyber resilience of all of your people. That is because businesses don’t detect and protect from a cyber-attack – people do. Equipping people to react and act on cyber is critical for keeping the value of your business, within your business. RESILIA ensures this by keeping your reputation intact, customers close and operations up and running.

For more info: https://www.axelos.com/best-practice-solutions/resilia/what-is-resilia

Optimal Connections, will be offering Foundation and Practitioner courses in the coming months.