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There’s been a rise in fake unemployment claims in West Michigan. Investigators say the criminals are from out of state and using the UIA because the agency typically tries to get people benefits as soon as possible. However, increased security measures have been put in place,...

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding employers that the deadline for filing employee Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, for the calendar year 2017 is Jan. 31, 2018. This includes Forms W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements. In addition, reporting payments to contract workers on Form 1099-MISC (box 7, nonemployee compensation) must...

The Form W-2 scam has emerged as one of the most dangerous phishing emails in the tax community. During the last two tax seasons, cybercriminals tricked payroll personnel or people with access to payroll information into disclosing sensitive information for entire workforces. The scam affected all...