IR-2018-185, Sept. 11, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals that they should report data theft immediately and follow an established process for helping the IRS protect their clients.
If notified timely, the IRS can help stop fraudulent tax returns being filed in clients' names, which otherwise might delay legitimate tax refunds. This action to help protect taxpayers requires the cooperation of the tax professional with the IRS. Read full article.