Internal Revenue Service [“IRS”] Social Media
Internal Revenue Service [“IRS”] Social Media …yep it did happen. This is what the announcement looked like.
Internal Revenue Service [“IRS”] on Social Media
and you can read the actual details here.
The IRS Return Preparer Facebook page posts useful information for tax professionals.
Audio files for Podcasts
Taxpayers can subscribe to IRS Podcasts on iTunes or download them from the Multimedia Center.
People can sign up for free e-News subscriptions on many topics. This news is delivered straight to their inbox.
All taxpayers should remember the IRS uses these tools to share public information. So, taxpayers should not post their social security number or other confidential information on social media sites. Additionally, the IRS is not able to answer personal tax or account questions on any of these sites.
Share this tip on social media — #IRSTaxTip: Taxpayers and Tax Preparers Can Connect with the IRS Over Social Media. https://go.usa.gov/xnUTU
Protect Your Identity
At the IRS, privacy and security are paramount. We use these tools to share public information with you. Don’t post your social security number or other confidential information on social media sites. Always protect your identity when using any social networking site.
Every tax professional in the United States — whether a member of a major accounting firm or an owner of a one-person storefront — is a potential target for highly sophisticated, well-funded and technologically adept cybercriminals around the world.
Their objective: to steal your clients’ data so they can file fraudulent tax returns that better impersonate their victims. Their tactics: using email, the phone or other means to trick you into giving up computer passwords, e-Services passwords, to steal your EFINs or CAF numbers or even to take remote control of your entire computer system.
No one can fight this crime alone. It takes all of us, working together. That is why the Security Summit – the unprecedented partnership between the IRS, state tax agencies, and the private-sector tax industry – came together to form a united and coordinated front against this common enemy. And, that’s why the Summit partners are asking tax professionals nationwide to join this effort.
The Security Summit created the “Protect Your Clients, Protect Yourself” campaign to raise awareness among tax professionals about their legal obligation to protect taxpayer data and to highlight the security risks posed by identity thieves.