The IRS and its Security Summit partners launched a summertime campaign to remind tax professionals about the importance of data security. This effort is called “Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself: Tax Security 101.”
The IRS released a new, expanded guide with critical steps that tax preparers can take to protect client data. This campaign is intended to provide tax professionals with the basic information they need to better protect taxpayer data and to help prevent the filing of fraudulent tax returns.
Here are some of the steps highlighted as part of Tax Security 101. Tax preparers should:
Publication 4557, Safeguarding Taxpayer Data
Publication 5293, Data Security Resource Guide
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