Fuller Lowenberg & Co., CPAs would like to take the opportunity to thank the following speakers who attended our annual staff seminar. Kevin Urso, President of Connected Technology, LLC (http://www.connectedtechnology.com) educated our team about Cyber Security issues and how to better protect our client’s data; Lauren Linakis, Procurement Counselor from LaGuardia PTAC (www.laguardiaptac.org) discussed the different federal, state, and city programs available to small business owners; David DePinto, partner of Depinto Law Associates, P.C. (http://www.thetrustlawyers.net) brought to our attention the ever-changing estate and trust laws that directly impact our clients; and last but not least Greg Demetriou, President of Lorraine Gregory Communications (http://lorrainegregory.com) refined our delivery for marketing our services to prospective clients. Again, thank you to all of our speakers for their time and the invaluable information given.

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IRS Identity Protection PIN Announcement

Please be advised of the below information regarding Identity Protection PINs published today by the IRS:

Due to an error, taxpayers are receiving Identity Protection PIN letters with an incorrect year listed. Taxpayers and tax professionals should be advised the IP PIN listed on the CP 01A Notice dated January 4, 2016 is valid for use on all individual tax returns filed in 2016.

The notice incorrectly indicates the IP PIN issued is to be used for filing the 2014 tax return when the number is actually to be used for the 2015 tax return.  The IRS emphasizes the IP PIN listed on the CP 01A notice is valid for the 2015 returns. Taxpayers and their tax professionals should use this PIN number for 2015 tax returns, which the IRS will begin accepting from taxpayers starting Jan. 19, 2016.

The IRS apologizes for the confusion and any inconvenience.

Here is the direct link to the IRS announcement: Filing Season Update on IP PINs

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