With the holidays upon us and the upcoming tax season fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry are sponsoring a nationwide campaign urging people to better protect their sensitive tax and financial data.
December 3-7 is National Tax Security Awareness Week. The campaign focuses on key issues that pose a threat to individuals, businesses and tax professionals and provide tips to better protect sensitive data from cybercriminals.
The campaign highlights:
- Simple steps taxpayers can take such as using strong security software and strong passwords.
- Common tactics used by identity thieves to target taxpayers, businesses and tax professionals.
- Specific threats to businesses and tax professionals.
Individuals, businesses and tax professionals can get all the information they need during National Tax Security Awareness Week by visiting a special section on IRS.gov by typing in the search box: “Taxes. Security. Together.” or through the link: “Taxes. Security. Together.” Information is also available by reviewing Publication 4524, Security Awareness for Taxpayers, to see what can be done and by following @IRSTaxSecurity on Twitter.