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Tax Identity Theft: Coming Soon to a Taxpayer Near You! (MP3)


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In the 2013 filing season the IRS identified 4.1 million false returns filed involving identity theft.

In this April 2016 program our speaker and program materials discuss taxpayer identity theft including theft of personally identifiable information such as:

Name, DOB, SSN, Driver’s license number,  Bank or brokerage account numbers, Credit or debit card numbers, PINs or passwords, Electronic identification codes, Automated or electronic signatures.
Stolen identify refund fraud (SIRF)


  • Signs of tax identity theft
  • IRS actions to combat SIRF
  • IRS actions to prevent SIRF
  • IRS actions to detect SIRF
  • IRS actions to assist victims of SIRF
  • IRS actions to investigate and prosecute SIRF
  • SIRF victim process
  • Actions by professionals to reduce potential for identity theft
  • Duties of tax professionals
  • Assess risks present in office
  • Interaction with other professionals

Program materials included. Speaker: Sharyn Fisk, Esq. MCLE Credit: 1 hour. Recorded April 19, 2016

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Programs by MCLE Approved Providers:

San Fernando Valley Bar Association (#451)

Pasadena Bar Association (#531)

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