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Identity Theft

IRS Launches New Website to Prevent Tax-Related Identity Theft

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In an Information Release, IRS has announced that it has launched a new website, Identity Theft Central, designed to improve online access to information on identity theft and data security protection for taxpayers, tax professionals and businesses.

The new website helps people get information they need on ID theft, scams and schemes.

The website contains the following separate sections:

  • Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft, including what to do if someone becomes a victim of identity theft
  • Identity Theft Information for Tax Professionals, including knowing responsibilities under the law
  • Identity Theft Information for Businesses, including how to recognize the signs of identity theft

The site also features videos on several topics, including a video message from IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, warning signs for phishing email scams (a common tactic used for identity theft), and steps for people to protect their computer and phone.

To continue your research on identity theft issues, see FTC 2d/FIN ¶ T-10164.4.

 

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