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IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2020

IR-2019-215, December 31, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates (PDF) used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Read More>>

Social Security Administration and its Inspector General Announce New Online Reporting Form for Imposter Scam Calls

Social Security Press Release
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
For Immediate Release
Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer
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Putting you in control

Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, and Gail S. Ennis, the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, announce the launch of a dedicated online form at https://oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams. These scams—in which fraudulent callers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for purported Social Security number problems—skyrocketed over the past year to become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration.

For more information, please visit https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/.


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