This is National Tax Security Awareness Week

This week is National Tax Security Awareness Week, and the IRS is using this time period, Dec. 5 – Dec. 9, 2016, to bring public attention to issues like online protections, recognizing phishing scams, protecting client information and watching for IRS impersonators. We need your assistance in getting the IRS messages out far and wide.

This attached document called Tax Security Awareness Week -IRS Resources @ Your Fingertips has information you can share via e-newsletters, social media or your website regarding National Tax Awareness Security Week (Dec 5-9, 2016).

 This includes information on:

  • Computer Security and the use of strong passwords
  • Tax Preparers, Protect Your Clients, Protect Yourself
  • What is Phishing?
  • How to be vigilant against phone scams

Starting Monday, December 5, IRS Newswire and IRS Tax Tips will provide daily news & tips that will include information about computer security, passwords, phishing and phone scams. You can see those here –  “Taxes. Security. Together.” Tax Tip Series, and share those with your members.

You can also sign up to receive these important updates through Subscribe to IRS Newswire and Subscribe to IRS Tax Tips.