National Tax Security Awareness Week 2018

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Dec. 3 - Dec. 7, 2018

The IRS, State Tax Agencies and the Tax Industry announced a National Tax Security Awareness Week, to encourage both individual and business taxpayers to take steps to protect their tax data and identities in advance of the 2019 filing season.

News Releases

  • IR-2018-245, IRS, Security Summit Partners warn tax professionals of high risk of data theft attacks
  • IR-2018-243, Security Summit warns employers: Be alert to identity theft and W-2 scams
  • IR-2018-241, Security Summit Partners highlight new password guidance, urge taxpayers and practitioners to protect all accounts
  • IR-2018-240, IRS sees surge in email phishing scams; Summit Partners urge taxpayers: ‘Don’t Take the Bait’ 
  • IR-2018-238, IRS, Security Summit Partners warn public: It’s shopping season for identity thieves, too; Tax Security Awareness Week offers tips
  • IR-2018-228, Security Summit plans National Tax Security Awareness Week, Dec. 3-7; New Twitter handle launched, ‘Dark Web’ webinar planned

Tax Tips

  • Tax Tip 2018-189, Here’s how tax preparers can protect themselves and their clients

  • Tax Tip 2018-188, Employers should be aware of W-2 scam, protect employee information
  • Tax Tip 2018-187, Strong passwords help protect accounts against cybercriminals
  • Tax Tip 2018-186, Don’t take the bait: Here’s how taxpayers can avoid getting caught by a phishing scam
  • Tax Tip 2018-185, Follow these tips to protect data when shopping online

Follow @IRSTaxSecurity on Twitter and look for the hashtag #TaxSecurity.

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