Here’s what tax preparers need to know about a data security plan

Tax Tip 2019-174, December 11, 2019

With the tax filing season just weeks away, tax professionals who have a data security plan should review it for updates. Those who don’t have a plan should create one and use the information below to get started. Having a written data security plan isn’t just a good idea, it’s federal law.

Identity thieves target tax professionals because of the client data they have on hand. Thieves use stolen data from tax preparers to create fake returns that can be harder for the IRS to detect.

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