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Identity theft & fraud

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Based on the AICPA Competency Framework: Tax and Personal Financial Planning, these learning resources - primarily focused on US tax - are designed to help CPAs understand the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs of their clients and firms.

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Getting in shape for tax season

As CPAs and their staffs train and ready their equipment, they might add these reminders of what’s new and notable for 2016 returns.

Article Credits Intermediate

Keeping clients’ tax data secure

This article describes procedures preparers should take to help thwart identity thieves.

Article Identity theft & fraud Intermediate

CPAs Contend With Tax ID Theft

This article discusses the difficulties practitioners had resolving tax identity theft problems this filing season and measures the IRS is taking to respond to the issue.

Article Identity theft & fraud Foundational

Breaking bad news to victims of identity theft: Lessons from medical doctors

This article describes how CPAs can help their clients who have been victims of identity theft by using practices adopted from medical professionals and counselors.

Article Identity theft & fraud Intermediate

How clients can protect their tax data from hackers

This article provides suggestions on how CPAs can help taxpayers protect themselves from identity theft.

Article Identity theft & fraud Foundational

Businesses and tax ID theft

This article discusses common warning signs of business-related tax identity theft and tips on how practitioners can help their business clients prevent it and correct...

Article Identity theft & fraud Foundational