Prof. Lee Knight offers tax tips on WalletHub

4.2.2014 Accounting, Article, Faculty News

Dr. Lee G. Knight, Hylton professor of Accountancy, is featured in the story “Best & Worst States for Finding Tax Help“.  Among her tips: be sure to check your tax preparer’s credentials and don’t panic if you’re audited.

“Taxpayers who fear an IRS audit often fall prey to identity theft because they forget to take the normal steps to safeguard their identities,” Knight says.   “Victims often willingly turn over personal information when an impersonator of an IRS agent calls saying they owe money, and then threatens them with jail time, the loss of their business or driver’s license or deportation if they are a recent immigrant.”