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?
IRS Expands Identity Protection Pin Program
 

IRS Expands Identity Protection Pin Program

Posted: February 7, 2019
The IRS has expanded eligibility for its Identity Protection Pin (IP PIN) test program to taxpayers in the top 10 locations where identity thefts are reported to the Federal Trade Commission.



6 Security Safeguards for Tax Professionals
 

6 Security Safeguards for Tax Professionals

Posted: July 17, 2018
All tax professionals, whether part of a large firm or a one-person shop, must enact security safeguards. Here are six critical steps to protect computers and email as well as safeguarding sensitive taxpayer data.

Understanding Tax Return Identity Theft
 

Understanding Tax Return Identity Theft

Posted: January 19, 2018
What exactly is tax identity theft and how can you tell if your client has fallen prey to it? Taxpayers may be made aware of tax return identity theft upon attempting to file their own return or may be alerted when the IRS issues a notice to the taxpayer that it suspects that tax return identity theft has occurred.