A new tactic in the fight against tax-related identity theft is being floated among congressional staffers these days. Accounting Today reports that tax experts...
It’s called a BEC, for Business Email Compromise, and it’s one of the most dangerous phishing email schemes trending nationwide from a tax administration perspective.
It’s a scenario that ought to scare the heck out of us all: You come into the office early one Monday morning only to find that someone from outside the organization has managed to get into your computer system.
The tactics of phishing emails, hacked security measures and secretly installed malware have been major topics of discussion in the industry in recent months.
The Internal Revenue Service has begun mailing letters to more than a million taxpayers who have Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) that will expire at the end of the year.
A new phishing email scam impersonates a message from a tax software provider in an effort to fool tax professionals into giving up their...
A new audit finds that the Internal Revenue Service isn’t addressing billions of dollars in potential taxes that are underreported by employers.
The IRS says only a handful of tax professionals have been hit by ransomware cyber-scams, but there will be more.
An audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) says the Internal Revenue Service needs to do a better job of keeping fired employees from being rehired by the agency.
The latest statistics clearly show the IRS and the tax industry at large are succeeding against identity thieves and fraudsters.