Protect Your Clients, Protect Yourself: Tax Security 101
As cybercriminals step up their efforts to breach the offices of tax professionals, this free webinar provides an overview to basic security safeguards that ALL tax professionals AND their employees should take to secure taxpayer data. It will exam common security threats and tactics, signs of a data theft and how to report taxpayer data theft to the IRS. In plain language, it will review what basic steps to take and how to take them. It also highlights all professional tax preparers’ obligations to create written information security plan. And, tax professionals can hear about the experiences and security recommendations from one of their own colleagues. This webinar caps a summer-long awareness initiative by the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax community.
This Web-Conference will cover the following topics:
- An overview to basic security safeguards that ALL tax professionals AND their employees should take to secure taxpayer data
- Examine common security threats and tactics
- Examine signs of a data theft and how to report taxpayer data theft to the IRS
- Review what basic steps to take and how to take them
- Highlight all professional tax preparers? obligations to create written information security plan
- Tax professionals can hear about the experiences and security recommendations from one of their own colleagues
- Caps a summer-long awareness initiative by the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax community
- Live Q & A
Certificates of completion are being offered. Earn 1 CE credit. Category: Federal Tax
This event will be archived in the IRS Video Portal for later viewing approximately three weeks after the date of the event.
Registration: Please visit the registration website.
Sponsored By: Internal Revenue Service
Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (ET)
- The IRS Video Portal contains video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses, individuals and tax professionals. You will find video clips of tax topics, archived versions of live panel discussions and webinars.
To receive a certificate of completion, you must:
- View the live presentation for at least 50 minutes from the start of the program.
- View the presentation while signed in using the same email address that you used to register (you will not receive credit by watching on someone else’s computer). This will confirm your attendance and generate your certificate of completion.
- Register individually. Groups can not register with one e-mail address and then receive separate certificates. If certificates are needed, each person must register separately. Certificates of Completion are emailed approximately three weeks after the broadcast.
If you are an enrolled agent, you must register for the webinar with your PTIN. Your PTIN begins with the letter P followed by eight digits. If you don't supply a PTIN, you will receive a certificate; however, your credit will not be reported to the IRS. Other participants will be sent a certificate and may receive credit if the broadcast meets their organization's or state's CE requirements.