The IRS Security Summit reminds tax professionals to take additional precautions to safeguard client data. The annual Security Summit campaign begins July 19th, with a series of five weekly news releases with information on how to protect federal and state tax systems from increasingly sophisticated identity thieves. To register, click here.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently issued a report regarding the heightened possible risk to exposure of taxpayer data due to the temporary deferral of obtaining fingerprinting and employment eligibility verification for new IRS employees hired during the pandemic, and recommendations to confirm employment eligibility status of new employees. To read the full report, click here.