National Tax Security Awareness News Events and Announcements – 2018

News Events and Announcements

  • December 17, 2018 - IRS, Security Summit partners warn tax professionals of fake payroll direct deposit and wire transfer emails
  • December 7, 2018 - IRS, Security Summit Partners warn tax professionals of high risk of data theft attacks
  • December 6, 2018 - Security Summit warns employers: Be alert to identity theft and W-2 scams
  • December 4, 2018 - Security Summit Partners highlight new password guidance, urge taxpayers and practitioners to protect all accounts
  • December 4, 2018 - IRS sees surge in email phishing scams; Summit Partners urge taxpayers: ‘Don’t Take the Bait’ 
  • December 3, 2018 - IRS, Security Summit Partners warn public: It’s shopping season for identity thieves, too; Tax Security Awareness Week offers tips
  • November 20, 2018 - Security Summit plans National Tax Security Awareness Week, Dec. 3-7; New Twitter handle launched, ‘Dark Web’ webinar planned
  • September 11, 2018 - Tax Security 101: Security Summit outlines data theft reporting process for tax professionals; speed helps protect taxpayers 
  • September 4, 2018 - Tax Security 101: IRS, Summit Partners detail warning signs of client data theft; urge tax professionals to remain alert
  • August 28, 2018 - Tax Security 101: Security Summit reminds professional tax preparers of data security plan requirements
  • August 21, 2018 - Tax Security 101: Security Summit urges tax professionals to educate all employees about data security, computing safeguards
  • August 14, 2018 - Tax Security 101: Tax professionals must maintain, protect EFINs; Monitor EFINs, PTINs and CAF numbers
  • August 7, 2018 - Tax Security 101 – Tax professionals victimized by data thefts offer hard-won security lessons to colleagues
  • July 31, 2018 - Tax Security 101: Security Summit reminds tax professionals to beware of spear phishing emails
  • July 24, 2018 - Tax Security 101: Tax professionals must use strong passwords, encryption to protect taxpayer data
  • July 17, 2018 - Tax Security 101 – Security Summit outlines ‘Security Six’ basic safeguards for tax professionals’ computers and email
  • July 10, 2018 - Tax Security 101 - IRS, Security Summit partners launch new awareness campaign; Urge tax professionals to step up protections for client data
  • May 31, 2018 - Avoid scams: Know the facts on how the IRS contacts taxpayers
  • May 31, 2018 - IRS continues warning on impersonation scams; Reminds people to remain alert to other scams, schemes this summer
  • May 24, 2018 - IRS warns tax pros of new scam posing as professional associations
  • May 3, 2018 - IRS urges small businesses: Protect IT systems from identity theft
  • April 24, 2018 - IRS, Security Summit Partners warn of new twist on phone scam; crooks direct taxpayers to IRS.gov to “verify” calls
  • April 9, 2018 -  IRS, Summit Partners warn on tax deadline scams, ‘IRS Refunds’ email
  • March 22, 2018 - Summit partners warn tax pros to be on alert; step up security measures
  • March 16, 2018 - Security Summit urges tax pros to protect their identification numbers: EFINs, PTINs and CAF numbers
  • January 17, 2018 - IRS, States and Tax Industry Warn Employers to Beware of Form W-2 Scam; Tax Season Could Bring New Surge in Phishing Scheme
  • December 13, 2017 - Consumer Alert: IRS Warns Taxpayers, Tax Pros of New Email Scam Targeting Hotmail Users