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Don’t Take the Bait, Step 3: Security Summit Safeguards Help Protect Individuals; Renew Focus on Curbing Data Breaches and Business Identity Theft
IR-2017-123, July 25, 2017 - The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry have made significant progress in the past two years against tax-related identity theft aimed at individuals but warned business identity theft is on the upswing.
IRS Office of Appeals Pilots Virtual Service
IR-2017-122, July 24, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service Office of Appeals will soon pilot a new web-based virtual conference option for taxpayers and their representatives.
Taxpayers Should Review Their Withholding; Avoid Having Too Much or Too Little Federal Income Tax Withheld
IR-2017-121, July 20, 2017 — The IRS today encouraged taxpayers to consider checking their tax withholding, keeping in mind several factors that could affect potential refunds or taxes they may owe in 2018.
Don’t Take the Bait, Step 2: Be Alert to Account Takeover Tactics
IR-2017-120, July 18, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals that account takeovers by cybercriminals are on the rise and practitioners increasingly are the targets.
Don’t Take the Bait, Step 1: Avoid Spear Phishing Emails
IR-2017-119, July 11, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to beware of spear phishing emails, a common tactic used by cybercriminals to target practitioners.
July 11 Marks End of Early Registration for Dallas IRS Tax Forum
IR-2017-118, July 7, 2017 — The IRS announced today that tax professionals interested in attending the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Dallas can save $115 by registering by July 11.
Security Summit Launches Education Campaign Aimed at Tax Pros; Warns Against Phishing Epidemic with “Don’t Take the Bait” series
IR-2017-117, July 6, 2017 — The IRS today warned tax professionals to increase their computer security beware their inbox – specifically the successful email scams dubbed spear phishing that identify themselves as a friend, customer or company.
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