New Berlin & Rhinelander Certified Public Accountant
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Tax Identity Theft Across Wisconsin
IRS "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams
1. Phone Scams: receiving phone calls from criminals impersonating IRS agents
Modern technology has taken society to a completely new level of tax identity theft. In a financially electronic age, the higher level of convenience we experience is accompanied by a significant increase in fraudulence as well. Never before in history have an organized group of criminal hackers – located in a completely different country no less – been able to quickly harvest Wisconsin social security numbers along with the accompanying dates of birth, then file fraudulent tax returns at the expense of individuals behind each piece of information.
JAN 25-29, 2016 IS TAX IDENTITY THEFT AWARENESS WEEK
In 2016, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is hosting Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week from January 25th through the 29th in order to raise awareness. Unfortunately, there is no annual deadline for tax identity theft on which residents of New Berlin, Rhinelander, and other parts of Wisconsin can all breathe a sigh of relief. Tax scams are very much a problem 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As mentioned, technology allows criminals new ways to perform data breaches and computer hacks, stealing your good name.
CPA Jim Hintzke Helps Wisconsinites Overcome IRS Tax Scams
The great news is Wisconsin CPA Jim Hintzke has over 30 years of tax experience. Jim has devoted his life to assisting others in resolving their tax problems from start to finish. From Southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Waukesha, and of course New Berlin, to Northern Wisconsin communities such as Rhinelander and throughout Oneida, Lincoln, and Vilas counties, you do not have to face Wisconsin tax identity theft alone.
I FIX TAX PROBLEMS!
This often means maneuvering through IRS internal channels and walking clients through the steps to reclaim their identity from cyber villains.
The following corrective actions should be taken if YOU are a victim of identity theft:
- Complete IRS Form 14039, “Identity Theft Affidavit”
- File your tax return manually
- File a report with your local police department
- File a complaint with the federal trade commission
- Contact one of the three major credit card bureaus to place a “fraud” alert on your records
- Apply for an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number with the IRS
- If you have not received your refund after several months and did not have a resolution, contact the Identity Protection Specialized Unit, and if still required, the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service
Wisconsin CPA Lends a Helping Hand
Even if you are not directly affected by IRS tax scams (meaning, you personally did not have your identity stolen), you will still become a victim of enhanced security. Additional headaches include having to repeatedly prove who you are before being able to rightfully claim your considerable tax refund. The pain and suffering imparted by such monotonous procedures (which can easily take months) are made simple by the help of a thorough, knowledgeable Certified Public Accountant who has the experience to maneuver through the IRS channels to assist in obtaining your refunds and repair your identity.
James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander, has been providing specialized tax preparation services for more than three decades. Areas of specialization include individual federal and state tax income preparation, business federal and state tax preparation, and estate and trusts tax preparation. When you are looking for a professional who is competent in tax preparation with a dedication to your unique tax filing needs, contact James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander today.
Value-Added New Berlin and Rhinelander Wisconsin CPA Services
My CPA expertise and CPA services extend far beyond the traditional tax and accounting services to include value-added services. My client focus is concentrated on individuals, businesses, and families. James L. Hintzke, CPA has a special understanding of how financial decisions affect one’s lifestyle choices.
CPA Elder Care Financial Planning Services in Wisconsin
Serving Wisconsin's senior community and their adult children caregivers
James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander, specializes in financial and tax planning for Elder Life aging issues and estate preservations. With a special understanding of how financial decisions affect one’s lifestyle choices, James L. Hintzke, CPA is dedicated to helping seniors and family caregivers plan for the future. Our CPA Elder Care Services can help you make your best choices, so you or someone you love can get the most out of life. From determining the assets you need to maintain your lifestyle, to ensuring the legal documents such as financial and healthcare powers of attorney and wills are in place, we will provide the elder care resources, strategies, and solutions to help you make the financial decisions to ease your mind and shed a new light on living well. Learn more about our Elder Care Services or contact us to find out how our CPA Elder Care Services can make a difference for you.
James L. Hintzke, CPA’s commitment to YOU
At James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander, your business and financial problems are given individual, creative attention which is tailored to fit your needs. YOU are the most important person in our New Berlin and Rhinelander accounting offices and you deserve to have timely and competent attention paid to your affairs. Our New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA services are intended to complement your ability in your chosen field. James L. Hintzke, CPA is your partner, offering sound business and financial advice to help you cut through the red tape of the business and financial world.
Open communication is a vital factor in a successful client- professional relationship. At James L. Hintzke, CPA, our goal is to communicate with you in a manner that leaves you well informed and comfortable. I will personally meet with you and discuss your individual needs and objectives in order to understand each other completely.
All matters handled in my office are treated with strict confidentiality and the high standards of the accounting and tax profession Code of Ethics. No information about your affairs will ever be released from my office without your permission. Strict safeguards are enforced.
Contact James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander by calling 262-797-8442 (or 715-369-5492) today.
James L. Hintzke, CPA…
- Wisconsin Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Wisconsin Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
- Elder Care Abuse Prevention Advocate
- Trusted Personal and Business Advisor
CONGRESS REVIVES EXPIRED TAX BREAKS
The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 was recently passed by Congress on December 17, 2014, which restores tax breaks retroactive to January 1, 2014. All of these will be available when you file your 2014 personal or business tax return. These tax extenders previously expired as of December 31, 2013. A retroactive extender means you have from December 17, 2014 until December 31, 2014 to initiate any of the following extender transactions to qualify, but this tax bill also means that if any of these qualifying transactions took place after December 31, 2013 thru December 17, 2014, you will still qualify. Learn more about possible tax breaks on your 2014 tax return.
New Berlin and Rhinelander CPA J. Hintzke specializing in tax, business and ElderCare services in Wisconsin
James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander provides tax services, business services, retirement services, and ElderCare Services throughout Wisconsin. Everything you want in a Certified Public Accountant, integrity, expertise, accountability, and confidentiality is James L. Hintzke, CPA of New Berlin and Rhinelander. With over 30 years of practical business experience in handling tax and financial matters, you can depend on James L. Hintzke, CPA for accurate evaluations and impartial advice.