ResourcesAugust 31, 2020 2020-10-20 19:41
Being tech savvy will help protect your finances
Today's world has a new peril called cyber-attacks they happen every day. Don't let it happen to you! Below are a few tips to help you on your way to being tech savvy.
P – Proceed with caution when using personal checks or giving out personal information on any forms.
R – Require Strong Passcodes – Do not use easily guessable information (dog names, address, date of birth, etc.) and never use the same password twice.
O – Open only emails that you recognize-be sure to look behind the email address and do not click on a link in an e-mail
T – Think about what you post – criminals are watching. By advertising your current location, you are letting them know that you are out of town with an empty house.
E – Expect phishing so slow down when you are responding to emails and read the fine print.
C – Check security settings on social media accounts, email accounts, phones, etc. to make sure sensitive information protected, especially after updates.
T – Trust your instincts—Use your common sense. You do not have to respond to everything if it doesn’t feel right
Y – Don’t say yes or your name on the phone – they can be recording your voice.
O – Opt out- do not fill out surveys just because they ask.
U – Uber Protection – If you are leaving from home, set your pickup down the street and walk. Do not give them your home address.
R – Read app(lication) agreements – nothing is for free. Be smart about providing as little information as possible.
S – Never give out your Social Security Number (just because they ask for it).
E – Explore safely- Prepare ahead of traveling to ensure your home and finances are protected. Set alerts set for credit cards and bank accounts when traveling.
L – Lock your cellphone—always use a VPN on your phone and computer.
F – Fingerprints – Be cautious about providing this information. Disney uses them for your Magic Band but tries to protect the use of them.
Important Tax Dates for Individuals
Please note: Tax dates are for the 2019 tax year and will be updated annually on January 1.
Update: On March 21, the Internal Revenue Service extended the deadline for individuals and businesses to file their tax returns for 2019.
January 31, 2020 – Deadline to send W-2 and 1099 Forms for 2019
Deadline for employers to send out W-2 Forms to employees and 1099 Forms for the 2019 tax year to non-employees who provide services.
February 15, 2020 – W-4 Form Exemption Due for 2020
If you claimed exemption from income tax withholding on the W-4 Form you gave your employer last year, you must file a new W-4 Form by this date to continue your exemption for another year.
July 15, 2020 – Individual Income Tax Returns Due for 2019
- 2019 individual income tax returns due, along with any taxes owed.
- Last day to contribute to retirement plans for the 2019 tax year.
Downloadable Tax Forms
These links will let you download the Internal Revenue Service’s most frequently requested tax forms. Clicking on one of these links will download a PDF version of the form directly from the Internal Revenue Service website.
Downloadable Tax Publications
These links will let you download a number of very useful tax publications from the Internal Revenue Service. Clicking on one of these links will download a PDF version of the publication directly from the Internal Revenue Service website.
Current Tax Rates
Please note: Tax rates are for the 2020 tax year and will be updated to the 2021 rates after April 15, 2021.
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