Only a few things are guaranteed in life: death, taxes and identify theft? The Internal Revenue Service Jan. 11 is adding to the axiom after releasing part one of a six part YouTube video that offers tips protecting against identify theft.
In coordination with the “Taxes. Security. Together.” campaign, the IRS teamed up with state revenue departments to educate taxpayers on the proper way to prevent identity theft. According to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, the campaign is part of “major new procedures to protect taxpayers.”
The IRS’s identify theft tips may fall on deaf ears for millennials but are highlighted by the following common sense data security practices:
In the spring of 2015, more than 100,000 individual’s tax returns were hacked from IRS systems. The IRS has been responsive with release of various cyber securities measures, such as giving tax relief to employers who provide identity-protection services.
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