New Maximum Child Tax Credit – when you can expect to receive payment

There’s been a lot of talk about an increase to the Child Tax Credit for the 2021 tax year and the government’s Advance Child Tax Credit. The American Rescue Plan has raised the maximum amount of the Child Tax Credit to $3,600 for children under the age of 6 and to $3,000 for each... Read More

Social Security Scam Targeting Our Area

Recently residents in our area have been targeted as part of a Social Security scam.  This scam has been around for a few years, but at the moment it seems our area has the full attention of these scammers.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) posted the following article on their... Read More

Pandemic Also Creates Perfect Environment for Fraud

In addition to the enormous physical, psychological and social impact caused by COVID-19, the pandemic has also given rise to schemes by those looking to commit fraud by taking advantage of the current environment. Anxiety, uncertainty and the chaos that surrounds a global pandemic provides an... Read More

Mortgage Relief Scams on the Rise

In addition to the toll the COVID pandemic has taken on the health and wellbeing of countless lives, the impact on individual and family finances has been significant as well.
As the pandemic continues, many people have fallen behind on their mortgage payments – a... Read More

Unexpected Form 1099-G Can Be Identity Theft Red Flag

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued an identity theft warning to taxpayers who receive Form 1099-G for unemployment benefits they never filed for or received.

If you receive, or have received, an unexpected Form 1099-G it is a red flag that you may likely be a victim of... Read More
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