The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday it saw dramatic declines in tax-related identity theft last year, thanks to the effort of the Security Summit, which brings together the IRS with state tax authorities and the tax industry.
The Internal Revenue Service is making progress on improving its authentication processes after a string of data breaches on some of its e-Services and online apps, but some of the improvements haven’t been completely implemented, according to a new report.
The Internal Revenue Service warned tax professionals Friday to beef up their security measures and avoid clicking on some new phishing emails that can download malware onto their computers to steal their clients’ data.
The Internal Revenue Service’s efforts last year to safeguard against identity theft by asking employers to file W-2 forms earlier and holding tax refunds longer if taxpayers claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit did not always work, according to a new report.
Outgoing Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen foresees problems with tax reform if major provisions apply to the current tax year and predicted the agency would need more funding from Congress to implement the legislation if it passes.
The Internal Revenue Service said Monday that it was able to transition most of its e-Services user applications to a new platform over the weekend, although it reiterated its warning Friday of delays in moving to new authentication technology.