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IRS’ Tax Security Awareness Week debuts new Twitter resource, shares tips for data protection

Monday, December 3, 2018   (0 Comments)
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For the third year, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry is hosting National Tax Security Awareness Week to encourage both individual and business taxpayers to take additional steps to protect their sensitive tax and financial data.

From Dec. 3 – Dec. 7, the initiative focuses 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. This year also marked the debut of @IRSTaxSecurity Twitter handle that will keep the public aware of emerging threats throughout the 2019 tax filing season.

These resources, available on the IRS website, include:

  • News releases with guidance on password protection
  • Tax tips on password protection, phishing scam and protecting data when online shopping
  • Tips on client protection during tax season

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