Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Federal Trade Commission Alert- Yahoo Phone

Federal Trade Commission Alert
Yahoo customer service scam
January 3, 2017
by Andrew Johnson
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Need to contact Yahoo customer care? There are a few ways to do so — but, Yahoo warns that phone is not an option. That’s right: any phone number you come across in an internet search, claiming to connect you with Yahoo customer care, is fake.

Here at the FTC, we’ve gotten reports that consumers who called these fake customer care numbers were offered “Yahoo customer care services” for a fee.

But the truth is, Yahoo customer support is always free of charge. That means you should never pay to have your Yahoo password reset, for technical support, or help with security concerns. Also, Yahoo won’t ask to remotely connect to your computer for any support-related request.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This is not Tumblr so don't tell the IRS.

IRS is now on Tumblr, where you can get all of your sexual perversions and tax information. This is coming from someone who is still using blogger to well, kind of blog.

Anyway here is the link (IRS:Tumblr)  

If you found this, let me know and I will post more. That is a threat not a promise. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thank you Mr. President

I want to let as many people know that our President has helped small businesses!

Let that sink in.

I didn't think he had it in him, when in 2010 the affordable care act was passed, I didn't realize that this simple act of demanding that everyone have health care insurance, would lead to such a complicated trail of paper work that they would need the IRS to manage it.  In managing that paper work the IRS has doubled the complexity to a point were return preparers like myself will have to increase our rates thus adding to our bottom line.  Thank you Mr. President.

You see when you prepare your income tax return you will need to prove you have health insurance.  Not so easy for 2014 as only those who applied through the healthcare.gov website and are eligible for a credit will have the forms necessary. The rest of us will have to wait another year.  But don't worry the penalty is here waiting for you.

Oh, you didn't apply for health care and think your penalty will be $95.  Think again, your penalty might be as much as 1% of your household income.  I say it that way because you have to include the income of anyone one you can claim as a dependent.  Have an adult child that isn't in school but has 5,000 in income? Have to add it in. Plus the $95 is per adult ($47.50 for under 18).

Now the government has exemptions.  Did you apply for them? No. Well if you do so on healthcare.gov it will take 60-90 days to get an answer and if you don't like it there is an appeals process.  Or you can file for the exemption with your tax return. (Ah, I can hear the money in your pockets rolling my way for assistance)

You will just need proof of things like evictions, bankruptcy, high unpaid medical bills, foreclosures, incarceration, death of a close loved one. (Not sure if that uncle that lives in Washington State counts).

There are a few other ways to see if you are eligible for a hardship exemption buy you will have to pay me to find out.

Thank you and good night.