Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 -- In reference to the aforementioned feature on Accounting Today (http://www.accountingtoday.com/gallery/Protecting-Clients-Tax-Related-Identity-Theft-66974-1.html), Platinum Tax Defenders advise taxpayers to engage the services of a reliable tax attorney to sort through these types of fraudulent tax issues.
According to the article, “A trustworthy tax preparer is an important part of the solution”, with “the solution” referring to ways that taxpayers can protect themselves. Platinum Tax Defenders boasts a slew of professional tax attorneys with dozens of years of experience between them. Skilled in everything to do with taxes, these tax attorneys have helped their clients achieve tax resolution and deal with back taxes, amongst other things.
Sherri Gastelum, the President of Platinum Tax Defenders informs clients that there are several good points that the feature in Accounting Today made, namely the following simple steps that taxpayers can take to protect themselves against tax-related identity thefts.
1. Secure Tax Documents
Like storing one’s passport, one should always store one’s tax documents and personal banking information in a secure location, such as a locked bureau or in a safe. It is not advisable to leave sensitive tax-related information lying around the house, at the office or in the car as more often than not, this information is prone to fall into the hands of unsavory characters.
2. Shred Excess Documents
It is not surprising how easy it is for a thief to garner one’s tax documents from the trash. Even simple things like photos of W2 forms, copies of tax-related documents and social security information can be stolen and used to one’s disadvantage. Also remember to shred sensitive information to avoid being a statistic when it comes to tax-related identity thefts.
3. Use a Personal Computer
Do not use public computers when dealing with tax-related searches or filing. Use a personal computer or a smart phone. When using a smart phone, always ensure that it is password protected.
According to Gastelum, there is a possibility that even after taking all the necessary precautions to protect themselves, taxpayers may still fall prey to tax-related identity theft. Hence, engaging the services of a professional tax attorney to sort through the mess is highly advisable. This is especially true if the taxpayer is already facing issues related to back taxes and wishes to quickly achieve tax relief.
For taxpayers who are facing issues with back taxes, tax-related identity theft, or who simply wish to engage efficient tax resolution services, contact Platinum Tax Defenders to schedule a free first-time consultation. Those interested are urged to contact them at 1-877-668-1807 or [email protected].
Sherri Gastelum, Platinum Tax Defenders, http://tax-resolution.me/, 1-877-668-1807, [email protected]