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“Educating people to make smart money choices.”

Get Smart Wausau Coalition is a combination of professionals from financial institutions, local business, government and non-profits in the area with the goal of matching local resources for those needing free or low-cost financial education. There is never any pressure to buy something at these educational programs.

The Mission of the Get Smart Wausau Coalition

The Get Smart Wausau Coalition is a volunteer group of Educators, Financial Institutions, Media, Nonprofit Organizations, Municipal/Government and other businesses working to bring free or low-cost financial education in the Greater Wausau, Wisconsin area to anyone looking for ways to better manager their money.

The objectives and activities of the Get Smart Wausau Coalition are:

All members must adhere to the mission and vision of the Coalition by:








2017 Calendar

Apr. 22-29 Money Smart Week

> SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS


The BIG Read & Traveling Piggy Bank Calendar for April’s Money Smart Week

> SEE THE CALENDAR


Ongoing Wausau Get Smart Coalition Financial Programs    

> SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS


Ongoing UW Extension and FoodWise Programs

> SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS






FOCUS ON EDUCATION:

Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft

Internal Revenue Service Update

For 2017, the IRS, the states and the tax industry joined together to enact new safeguards and take additional actions to combat tax-related identity theft. Many of these safeguards will be invisible to you, but invaluable to our fight against these criminal syndicates. If you prepare your own return with tax software, you will see new log-on standards. Some states also have taken additional steps. See your state revenue agency’s web site for additional details.

We also know identity theft is a frustrating process for victims. If you become a victim, we are committed to resolving your case as quickly as possible.

What is tax-related identity theft?

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund.

You may be unaware that this has happened until you efile your return and discover that a return already has been filed using your SSN. Or, the IRS may send you a letter saying we have identified a suspicious return using your SSN.

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