IRS, State Tax Agencies and Tax Industry Announce National Tax Security Awareness Week, Nov. 27-Dec. 1; Event Focuses on Protecting Tax, Financial Data in Advance of Holidays, Filing Season
For the second year, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry will host National Tax Security Awareness Week to encourage both individual and business taxpayers to take additional steps to protect their tax data and identities in advance of the 2018 filing season.

Starting Monday, November 27, National Tax Security Awareness Week will focus daily on one issue that poses a threat to individuals and businesses and offer steps they may take to better protect themselves from cybercriminals.

Read and View the News Release IR-2017-190, Nov. 17, 2017 by clicking here .
National Tax Security Awareness Week: Data Protection Tips to Help Taxpayers, Businesses
During National Tax Security Awareness Week, the IRS will focus on key steps people can follow to protect their tax data:
  • Keep personal data safe.
  • Avoid phishing emails by data thieves.
  • Take steps to protect data after a breach.
  • Avoid the W-2 scam.
  • Beware of scams against employers.

View and Read more of IRS Tax Tip 2017-79, November 20, 2017 by clicking here .
Day 1: National Tax Security Awareness Week: Eight Steps to Keep Online Data Safe
During the holiday shopping season, shoppers are looking for the perfect gifts. At the same time, criminals are looking for sensitive data. This data includes credit card numbers, financial accounts and Social Security numbers. Cybercriminals can use this information to file a fraudulent tax return.

View and Read the IRS Tax Tip 2017-82, November 27, 2017 by clicking here .
Security Summit
The IRS has joined with representatives of the software industry, tax preparation firms, payroll and tax financial product processors and state tax administrators to combat identity theft refund fraud to protect the nation's taxpayers.

Read more by clicking here .