IRS Turns to Tax Professionals in Fight Against Data Theft

irs-logoTo help keep taxpayers’ personal information secure, the Internal Revenue Service is now focusing its efforts on tax professionals. The IRS says tax preparers are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals, so they’re urging them to take the necessary steps to protect their clients from data theft.

To provide some tips about taking the appropriate precautions with their data, the IRS has issued a fact sheet called “Tax Professionals: Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself from Identity Theft.” It encourages tax preparers to review their administrative practices, information systems, and facility and computer security.