IRS cybersecurity

IRS Intercepts Fraudulent Returns and Increases Customer Service Capacity

  • June 26, 2016

written by Ian Hall The 2016 filing season has closed with renewed emphasis on cybersecurity, tax-related identity theft and customer service....

IRS Budget Increase Aims to Improve Customer Service, Cybersecurity, and Curb Identity Theft

  • February 11, 2016

written by Olivia Tinkler After a challenging year of identity theft with the IRS, 2016 should be the start to many...

Tips to Prevent Online Identity Theft

  • March 15, 2015

written by Chris Griesemer Is your identity really as secure as you think it is? How big is your social media...

Prevent Identity Theft when Filing Tax Returns with IRS

  • March 5, 2015

written by Michael Wirth With the start of a new year comes the time for all individuals to begin gathering information...

IRS Warns of New Identity Theft Scams

  • September 3, 2009

The IRS is reminding taxpayers to be aware of identity theft scams using the IRS name, logo or website address to deceive taxpayers into believing they are being contacted by the agency. These scams request personal and financial information, such as bank account numbers, commonly by email. The IRS does not contact taxpayers or request personal information by email. Suspicious email should be forwarded to the IRS at, and immediately deleted from the taxpayer's inbox.