The IRS is partnering with state tax agencies, the tax industry and groups across the country to host the second annual National Tax Security Awareness Week. The goal is to encourage all taxpayers to take steps to protect their tax data and identities.
This week begins Monday, Nov. 27 and coincides with two annual events when criminals are especially active – the online holiday shopping season and the 2018 tax filing season.
With the number of data breaches at record levels, these are issues that pose a threat to individuals and businesses. The IRS will offer simple steps taxpayers can take to protect themselves from cybercriminals. This event is part of the Security Summit, part of ongoing collaborative effort to combat tax-related identity theft.
During National Tax Security Awareness Week, the IRS will focus on key steps people can follow to protect their tax data: