As we prepare to step into another tax season, it serves us well to take stock of our security measures and how we keep our data safe and secure. Let’s face it: the line between being a target and merely an observer of identity theft is being more blurred all the time.
The Internal Revenue Service recently suggested that taxpayers consider checking their eligibility for health care-related tax exemptions. Taxpayers who plan their finances around a refund check may be better able to budget during tax season by researching their options before January 23, 2017.
The Internal Revenue Service has toughened its security for their online applications. The upgrade was taken this year in an expanded effort to protect the nation’s taxpayers from identity theft. The new process means a few more steps for taxpayers using the IRS tools – but much better security in the long run.
America’s income tax professionals are being enlisted into a growing force of industry partners who are focused like never before on protecting their financial information – and that of their customers.