~ Kari Paul, reporter for MarketWatch If the IRS is going to contact you, they’ll initiate contact with a paper letter in the mail, an IRS spokesperson confirmed to MarketWatch. The IRS will only call you in rare circumstances. “Tax season is prime phishing season for cybercriminals,” said Atif Mushtaq, chief executive officer of Pleasanton, … Continued

By ROGER A. YOUNG, CFP®, Senior Financial Planner | T. Rowe Price January 31, 2019 The way you withdraw money in retirement can affect the next generation’s tax burden. Sometimes it’s best to go against conventional wisdom when it comes to when to tap taxable, tax-deferred and tax-free retirement savings. So, you’ve planned well enough … Continued

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Tax scams abound year-round, but people over 65 are targeted even more frequently during tax season. Why? A certain amount of money is in play at this time as taxpayers are figuring out what they owe Uncle Sam and scammers take advantage of the fact that money is being exchanged between the U.S. citizenry and its government. … Continued