Tax professionals play a critical role in assisting clients, both individuals and businesses, who are victims of tax-related identity theft. This new fact sheet explains what tax-related identity theft is and what to do if it happens to one of your clients.
Separately, the IRS advised senior taxpayers to remain alert to aggressive and threatening phone calls from criminals impersonating IRS agents. The callers claim to be IRS employees but are not.
- 30,000 taxpayers affected by W-2 phishing scams, IRS warns (hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com)
- TurboTax® – Identity Theft: 7 Steps to Reclaiming Your Identity and Keeping it Safe (turbotax.intuit.com)
- TurboTax® – What Is Stolen Identity Refund Fraud? (turbotax.intuit.com)
- Tax Time Scams You Should Avoid (turbotax.intuit.com)
- Tax Season 2017 Tips: How To Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Thieves (ibtimes.com)
- Taxpayers shrug off ID fraud warnings even as attacks rise (nakedsecurity.sophos.com)
- Tax phishing scheme hooks victims in Texas town famous for its water features (dontmesswithtaxes.com)
- Disbarred Lawyer Impersonates “Client” And Goes To Prison For Identity Theft (lawprofessors.typepad.com)