Security Summit focuses special week on protection against identity theft

 Security Summit focuses special week on protection against identity theft

WASHINGTON – With the 2022 tax season and the holidays rapidly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry Friday announced a special week focusing attention on taxpayers protecting sensitive financial information against identity thieves.

Working together as the Security Summit, the coalition of the IRS, the states and the nation’s tax community plan the 6th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week to take place from Nov. 29-Dec. 3. The announcement coincides with International Fraud Awareness Week coming to a conclusion.

The Summit partners warned that taxpayers and tax professionals face a heightened risk in coming months as fraudsters continue to use the pandemic as a way of tricking people into sharing sensitive personal information by email, text message and online. Identity thieves can use that information to try filing tax returns and stealing refunds.

As Security Summit…

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