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January 2010

VacationTax.com Newsletter
Tax & Travel News
January 2009
Dear Sales,
 
We at VacationTax.com strive to keep you up to date with relevant & interesting tax & travel related news.
 
Today marks the first day to efile your tax return. If you're looking for a qualified tax pro near you, please begin your search atVacationTax.com, where we file your taxes, and you take a vacation!
In This Issue
IRS Email Scam
Peeking at Your Paycheck
Travel News - Security Update
VacationTax.com is Back!
Scammers Sending E-Mails Posing As IRS
 
MILWAUKEE -- The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to beware of e-mails that claim to be from the IRS, but are actually from scammers. "The scammers are getting better and better. They sound official and they look official," said the BBB's Ran Hoth.
 
The BBB warns that the economic downturn and high unemployment rates could make millions of Americans more vulnerable, because they might be more willing to open e-mails that promise faster tax refunds...
 
Look Who's Peeking at Your Paycheck
 
You may think your income is private information. But the credit bureaus may have your number.

And starting in February, your income-as estimated by the bureaus-may be used to help determine whether you get a new credit card.
 
Tuesday, the Federal Reserve issued its final rules related to last year's Credit Card Act, which, among other things, will require credit-card companies to consider an applicant's income or assets and current debts before approving credit. To provide flexibility, however, the Fed said that issuers can use "a reasonable estimate" of income or assets based on
Travel News
New security rules are now in place at airports in Canada and other countries with flights to the US. Any flight bound for the US, including its territories and possessions, must immediately implement all measures for each flight. 

At The Gate: The aircraft operator or authorized air carrier representative must ensure that all passengers are screened at the boarding gate during the boarding process using the screening checkpoint. 1. Perform thorough pat-down of all passengers at boarding gate prior to boarding, concentrating on upper legs and torso. 2. Physically inspect 100% of all passenger accessible property at the boarding gate prior to boarding, with focus on syringes being transported along with powders and/or liquids. 3. Ensure the liquids, aerosols, and gels restrictions are strictly adhered to in accordance with SD 1544-06-02E. 

In Flight: During flight, the aircraft operator must ensure that the following procedures are followed: 1. Passengers must remain in seats beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination. 2. Passenger access to carry-on baggage is prohibited beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination. 3. Disable aircraft-integrated passenger communications systems and services (phone, internet access services, live television programming, global positioning systems) prior to boarding and during all phases of flight. 4. While over US airspace make any, flight crew may not make any announcements to passengers concerning flight path or position over cities or landmarks. 5. Passengers may not have any blankets, pillows, or personal belongings on the lap beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination. 
  
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Sincerely,
 

Jeff Wagner
Founder 

VacationTax.com
 
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