Tax Fraud & Tax ID Theft

Scams are continually targeted at taxpayers and tax preparers via phone, email and online. Stay up-to-date with the latest scam attempts, and learn how to protect yourself. 

 
Have you or a client received a scam email or phone call claiming to be from the IRS?

5 Steps to Protect Client Data
 

5 Steps to Protect Client Data

Posted: August 23, 2019
Despite major progress against identity and data theft, these threats still happen. This checklist includes things tax pros can do now to prevent and recognize data theft and steps to follow if they do experience a data breach.

10 Signs of Client Data Theft
 

10 Signs of Client Data Theft

Posted: August 6, 2019
​Tax professionals need to learn the tell-tale signs that their office may have experienced a data theft that resulted in fraudulent tax returns being filed in their clients’ names.

6 Ways for Tax Professionals, Taxpayers to Be Safer Online
 

6 Ways for Tax Professionals, Taxpayers to Be Safer Online

Posted: July 19, 2019
The IRS and the Security Summit partners are urging tax professionals to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting their computers and email as well as safeguarding sensitive taxpayer data.