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400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents so far this tax season, according to the IRS
The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns.
The IRS says it has stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns because of problems with some of its computer systems. The outage could affect refunds, but the IRS says it doesn't anticipate "major disruptions."
Taxpayers are being warned about an increase in phone scams in the Cape Fear area.
The Justice Department is declining to bring charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a political controversy over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status.
A political watchdog group is accusing a North Carolina nonprofit that ran television ads in 2014 favorable to now-U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis with violating tax rules based on its political activity.
A Wilmington Police spokesperson said some of their officers are assisting federal investigators at a Wilmington business.
Telephone scammers are targeting Brunswick County residents.
The IRS says thieves used an online service provided by the agency to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers.