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Friday, February 14, 2020

Protect Yourself Against Fraudulent Tax Filings


With tax filing season now open, we encourage you to protect yourself against fraudulent tax return filings. Identity theft is on the rise and the best way to ensure against being the victim of a fraudulent tax filling is to apply for an Identity Protection PIN with the IRS. This unique PIN is assigned by the IRS following an identity verification process. It must then be included on your tax return in order for the return to be processed. 

If you do find yourself a victim of a fraudulent tax return filing, report it to the IRS, file your legitimate tax return on paper and check your credit rating to confirm the extent of the identity theft. Unfortunately this scenario is all to real and at minimum, will delay the receipt of your refunds. Identity theft can be a difficult and time consuming process to resolve, so protect yourself with the IP PIN. Learn more and apply at irs.gov

Thursday, February 6, 2020

2020 UCR Registration Period to Open Soon

***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** 

FMCSA Announces Final Rulemaking for 2020 UCR Fees
2020 Registration Period to Open Soon

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced on its website fees for the 2020 Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR):  https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/fees-unified-carrier-registration-plan-and-agreement.

PLEASE NOTE:  UCR fees for the 2020 registration period will only become effective upon publication in the Federal Register.  We expect this to occur within the next few days.  Of course, UCR will make a new announcement when the 2020 fees are officially published in the Federal Register.

UCR Registration at www.ucr.gov
The UCR National Registration System (www.ucr.gov) will be ready to handle registrations when the final rulemaking is published.  For support or questions, call 1-833-UCR-PLAN or send an email to helpdesk@ucr.gov.

Recommended Enforcement Timing
State enforcement of the UCR registration requirements commonly begins January 1.  But since the opening of the 2020 registration period was delayed several months, UCR is requesting states delay enforcement until May 1, 2020.