The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning regarding yet another scam tactic criminals are using this year to steal taxpayers’ personal information and refund money. The new approach involves obtaining remote access to tax preparers’ computer systems. Tax professionals are strongly encouraged to review and strengthen their computer security immediately.

IRS Publication 4557, Safeguarding Taxpayer Data: A Guide for Your Business, offers a checklist for protecting taxpayer information and cybersecurity. Download Publication 4557 by clicking here.