The Internal Revenue Service is not providing pre-printed forms to libraries, but taxpayers still have access to online forms, free computers, WiFi, printing, copying, and AARP Tax Help at your library.
Don’t let tax scammers get away with it!
Tax season is getting close — and for some people, so is an experience with tax identity theft or IRS imposters. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. You usually find out something’s wrong after you file your tax return.
Also, IRS imposters work year-round — posing as the IRS when they call and say you owe taxes. They even threaten to arrest you if you don’t put money on a prepaid debit card and tell them the card number. They might know all or part of your Social Security number, and can fake caller ID information to make it look like it really is the IRS calling. But it’s not. Ever.
Want to know what you can do about these scams?January 26th-30th is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. This week, the FTC, AARP, and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) will be hosting a webinar. Join us to get the facts about these scams and learn how to protect yourself and those you care about:
- Tuesday, Jan. 27
- 2:00-3:30pm EST (11:00am-12:30pm PST)
- Click “Join Now”
- Enter the event number: 997 867 542 and event password: M33ting
- To hear the webinar:
- Call (800) 230-1074
- Enter confirmation Number: 350395
Need help with your taxes? Visit the Hot Topic – Income Taxes where you will find links to forms and tax preparation assistance.
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, with government and private organizations is promoting consumer education during National Consumer Protection Week, which takes place the first full week of March each year. Visit the Library’s Hot Topic – Consumer Information to find free consumer information.
Look what’s now available online at the Library! Driver’s Education Practice Tests
Free online test prep for students preparing for their NV driving tests! Choose from several different permit tests. No library card number or personal information is needed! This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of Nevada’s traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license. A helpful FAQ section addresses questions residents might have about visiting their local DMV.
Data Privacy Day is just around the corner — January 28. What a good time to do something about protecting your personal information, online and off. Start with the library’s Hot Topic – Computer, Tablets & the Internet (located under Technology subject) While there play the password game Are you Hackable or Uncrackable? located on the Internet tab. You will learn how to create a strong password. So take the password challenge and challenge your friends too! Then change your passwords!