2017 1st Quarter Print

Calendar of Events

April 1 April Fool's Day
April 16 Easter
April 18 Tax Day
April 20 Chapter Luncheon
April 20 -30 Fiesta
April 22 Earth Day

 

May 11 Chapter Luncheon
May 16 - 20 35th Congress  Orlando Fl
May 29 Memorial Day

June 15 Chapter Luncheon

 

 

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Community Service

 

The chapter designated The Children's shelter as it's 2017 1st quarter community service receiptent.  The chapter was successful in collecting a variety of items from the shelter's wish list.  On behalf of The Children's Shelter, the Alamo chapter board thanks you for your generosity.

 

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PHOTO OPS

 

 

March 2017 meeting - Chapter Speaker Coordinator Andrea Spanley-Jones with speaker Christa Arocha-Deleon from the Attorney General Child Support division

 

 March 2017 First Time Attendees

 

 

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GOVERNMENT GAB

The Interal Revenue Service is reporting an old scam with a new target is being circulated in during the 2017 tax season.  IRS warns about an email that uses a company executive's name to request copies of company Form W-2 from payroll departments.This week, the IRS already has received new notifications that the email scam is making its way across the nation for a second time. The IRS urges company payroll officials to double check any executive-level or unusual requests for lists of Forms W-2 or Social Security number.

The W-2 scam first appeared last year. Cybercriminals tricked payroll and human resource officials into disclosing employee names, SSNs and income information. The thieves then attempted to file fraudulent tax returns for tax refunds.

This phishing variation is known as a “spoofing” e-mail. It will contain, for example, the actual name of the company chief executive officer. In this variation, the “CEO” sends an email to a company payroll office or human resource employee and requests a list of employees and information including SSNs.

The following are some of the details that may be contained in the emails:

  • Kindly send me the individual 2016 W-2 (PDF) and earnings summary of all W-2 of our company staff for a quick review.
  • Can you send me the updated list of employees with full details (Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Home Address, Salary).
  • I want you to send me the list of W-2 copy of employees wage and tax statement for 2016, I need them in PDF file type, you can send it as an attachment. Kindly prepare the lists and email them to me asap.

Working together in the Security Summit, the IRS, states and tax industry have made progress in their fight against tax-related identity theft, cybercriminals are using more sophisticated tactics to try to steal even more data that will allow them to impersonate taxpayers.

The Security Summit supports a national taxpayer awareness campaign called “Taxes. Security. Together.” and a national tax professional awareness effort called “Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself.” These campaigns offer simple tips that can help make data more secure.

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