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Tax Security Awareness Week shares protection tips for consumers, businesses

Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
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For the second year, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry hosted National Tax Security Awareness Week to encourage both individual and business taxpayers to take additional steps to protect their tax data and identities in advance of the 2018 filing season.

From Nov. 27-Dec. 1, the initiative focused on one issue a day that poses a threat to individuals and businesses while offering steps they may take to better protect themselves from cybercriminals.

These daily resources, available on the IRS website, include:

  • Online Security - Seven Steps for Safety
  • Avoid Phishing Emails by Data Thieves
  • Victims of Data Breaches Should Consider These Steps
  • Employers, Payroll Officials, Avoid the W-2 Email Scam
  • Small Businesses: Be Alert to Identity Theft

The website also shares an extensive list of tax tips including how to keep online data safe, recognizing phishing scams, steps data breach victims can take, and more.

 

About the Security Summit: The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry came together in 2015 to become the Security Summit, joining forces in their fight against tax-related identity theft. Learn more about their efforts and progress at Security Summit on IRS.gov.

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