December 13, 2019

Protecting Wisconsin Taxpayers from Fraud

Last week was National Tax Security Awareness week, and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue announced that Wisconsin taxpayers saved $55 million in fiscal year 2019 due to anti-fraud initiatives.

​Fraud and identity theft are among the nation's leading cybercrimes, and the state has taken steps to reduce the impact of these crimes on Wisconsin taxpayers. The Department of Revenue works to ensure taxpayer information remains private through the utilization of specialized taxpayer identity verification and employer-employee wage report cross-check systems.

While Wisconsin will continue to work to protect the private information of our taxpayers, it is important to remember some steps you can use to be proactive in your security, including: 

  • Don't fall for email or phone scams
  • Be careful sharing your Social Security Number
  • Protect personal computers with security software
  • Keep your personal identifiable information private

As always, I encourage you to follow my updates on social media or contact my office directly with your questions. Best wishes on your weekend!

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Tour at Schneider National Trucking

On Monday I received a tour of Schneider National Trucking's facilities in Green Bay. Following the tour, I met with leaders at the company to discuss the challenges the trucking industry is facing.

Trucking is a very important industry here in Wisconsin, and I appreciated hearing from experts on what the state can do to help them do their jobs more effectively.

Thank you for the tour!

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Coffee With a Cop

I was able to meet with members of the Sheboygan Police Department while drinking local Torke coffee at "Coffee with a Cop" hosted by Union Cup in Sheboygan.

Thank you to Jane from Union Cup for the invitation. It was a great way to connect with the community!


State of Wisconsin Investment Board Internships

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) is offering paid internships in both investment management and investment services.

SWIB manages the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System, the eighth-largest U.S. public pension fund and 25th-largest public or private pension fund in the world. Entrusted with a fund of more than $120 billion, SWIB works hard to provide a strong financial future for Wisconsin's current and former public employees.

To see application details, please click here.

Office of Rep. Terry Katsma
State Capitol, Room 306 East
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

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