Again! IRS won’t send you e-mail

I ncome Tax Day is usually April 15 however, this year the Income Tax Day is Tuesday April 17.

The federal government recognizes Emancipation Day on April 16. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation into law on January 1, 1863, using the presidential powers as Commander-In-Chief.

At the stroke of his pen, Lincoln ended slavery in this country and the congress followed with laws providing compensation to slave owners for setting people free.

Emancipation Proclamation holiday is celebrated for the day Washington D.C. slave owners, complied with the law on April 16, 1865.

Here is the irony in history. Abraham Lincoln’s death, April 14, 1865, came two days earlier.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a warning about e-mails you may receive regarding your income tax return.

The attacks come in many forms but the end result is the same goal for all of them.

These criminals are after your identity and they want to mislead you so they deposit your tax refund into their account. The har vest includes your name, bank account number, your social security number, employer information, investment data, and the list goes on and on.

Look for an e-mail supposedly from the IRS.

It will state that the taxpayer missed the tax deadline. The interest and penalties adds to more than $10,000. The taxes should have been paid on January 31, 2012.

A phony law is made up and for your convenience a “link”, which connects you to a website that is far from being authentic.

The people taking information from you at the fake website, completes the scam.

Victims are not having their money stolen. These victims are writing checks or giv ing personal data to the crooks.

Do not allow someone to trick you into giving them your money. You need to talk about this to family and neighbors, so, Milam County stays as scam free as possible.

Taxpayers may receive authentic letters delivered in an envelope marked with IRS. Inside you have telephone numbers to verify its validity.

The IRS leaves us with good advice. never respond to e-mails claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Don’t open attachments found in these e-mails. Don’t click on web-links given for your convenience.

Finally, delete the e-mail or report it to phishing@irs.gov.

Milam County TRIAD will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Tuesday, April 17. Hopefully you will have your taxes in the mail on this date.

The meeting is set in the Milano Senior Citizen building where the original agreement between the Texas Attorney General’s Office and Milam County officials and TRIAD entities on April 4, 2002.

Refreshments are served from 6 to 7 p.m. when the program begins.

When you hear the name and the topic, to be announced later, you will want to attend.

MCT is hoping for a large crowd.

tedh@myalpha1.net


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