After a breach: How tax preparers should respond to being hacked
The worst has happened: Hackers got to your system or maybe you left your iPad on the plane – and client information is gone. In this age of electronic business, few feelings of panic equal this moment.
But if you act quickly, you can help stop bogus returns from being filed in your clients’ names.
Tax preparers who suffer a data theft should report the incident immediately and follow an established process to protect their clients, whether they’ve been hit by cybercriminals, theft or accident. Here’s who to contact – and as fast as possible.