New Tax Scam Targets Tax Professionals

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IRS, Summit Partners Issue Urgent EFIN Scam Alert to Tax Professionals

For the full article and a full listing of scams, visit the IRS’s website at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

Here is an exerpt from the IRS’s website.

The IRS, state tax agencies and tax industry warns tax professionals of a new scam email that impersonates the IRS and attempts to steal Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs). These thieves try to steal client data and tax preparers’ identities that will allow them to file fraudulent tax returns for refunds.

Tax professionals should review Publication 4557, Safeguarding Taxpayer Data, A Guide for Your Business PDF, which provides a checklist to help safeguard information and enhance security.

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