Survey: Vermonters Concerned about Utility Rates and Representation

October 25, 2016  
Filed under Aging Parents, News

BURLINGTON, VT – Most Vermonters have expressed concern about utility costs and stress the need for better ratepayer representation in regulating power companies and setting rates, according to survey data  just released by AARP Vermont. The responses also revealed that many ratepayers would vote for a candidate that supports implementation of an independent ratepayer advocacy office.  The findings were part of opinion surveys conducted by AARP of Vermonters over age 35 as well as an AARP member survey. Read more

Fake emails containing an IRS tax bill

October 11, 2016  
Filed under Money, News

Be on guard against fake emails that contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act. Scammers have sent a fraudulent version of CP2000 notices for tax year 2015 to some taxpayers.

The scam involves an email that includes a fake CP2000 as an attachment.

However, the CP2000 is a notice commonly mailed to taxpayers through the United States Postal Service. It is never sent as part of an email.
The issue has been reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration for investigation.