Security Summit Alert: Tax Pros Warned of New Scam to Steal Their Passwords
IR-2017-126, Aug. 4, 2017— The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating tax software providers and attempting to steal usernames and passwords.

 

Don’t Take the Bait, Step 4: Defend against Ransomware
IR-2017-125, Aug. 1, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals that ransomware attacks are on the rise worldwide as bad actors here and abroad infiltrate computer systems and hold sensitive data hostage.

 

National Harbor IRS Tax Forum Registration Deadline is Aug. 8 
IR-2017-124, July 28, 2017— Tax professionals wishing to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in National Harbor, Md., can save $115 by registering soon, according to the Internal Revenue Service.


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.


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.


IRS Launches Country-by-Country Reporting Pages on IRS.gov
IR-2017-116, June 30, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the launch of Country-by-Country Reporting pages on irs.gov.


IRS Launches 2017 Summertime Tax Tip Program
IR-2017-115, June 30, 2017 — More than 719,000 taxpayers received plain-language Tax Tips directly to their email inbox during this past tax filing season and got the information they needed to help them file their taxes.

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