In IR-2019-41, as part of a Tax Time Guide series, the Service offered specific tips for protecting personal information. Each tax season, the Service receives many complaints about con artists who steal personal information and money from unsuspecting victims. The IRS sponsors a Security Summit and regularly shares ways to protect financial information and avoid identity theft.
There are six specific IRS suggestions for safeguarding your data and identity.
Protect Personal Information Your Social Security Number, credit card, bank account and retirement fund account numbers are valuable data. Use careful judgement and do not release them unless it is necessary. If you do release them, be certain you know who is asking for the information and the purpose for your disclosure.
Guard Against Phishing Emails Scammers continue to be very deceptive in their...More