Safeguarding Taxpayer Data – Secure Your Office
Tax professionals can help protect taxpayer data by looking around their own offices. It’s more important than ever that tax professionals take aggressive steps to protect taxpayer information. Securing office space is as important as securing computers.
In assessing how secure your office is, consider these questions:
The answers can be very important to protecting your clients and your business. To learn more about how to protect both, review Publication 4557, Safeguarding Taxpayer Data.
This is one in a series of special security awareness tax tips for tax professionals. The “Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself” campaign’s goal is to raise awareness among tax professionals. It is an initiative of the Security Summit, a joint project by the IRS, states and the tax community to combat identity theft. Because of the sensitive client data held by tax professionals, cybercriminals increasingly are targeting the tax preparation community.