Equifax, one of the 3 major credit reporting agencies, announced on September 7, 2017 a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting 143 million U.S. consumers. According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July, and the hackers obtained names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers of Equifax users.

What to do: The Federal Trade Commission released a blog post describing the Equifax breach and tips for what you should do in response. You can view the blog post here.

As always, be on alert regarding suspicious usage of your personal information.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

BRSW is committed to the health and safety of our clients and staff.

The Paulding, Columbus Grove, and Van Wert BRSW locations reopened to the public on May 13th on a limited basis.

The IRS has moved the filing and payment date from April 15th to July 15th.

You may continue to mail us information, use the Van Wert or Paulding drop boxes, and utilize your secure online portal to upload tax documents to us.

The best way to reach your tax preparer is using email. Thank you for your patience.