What You Need to Know:
Tax season is here, and whether you’re a tax professional or a payer filing alone, February can be a hectic time. With tax season comes circulation of important, personal information, as income statements, personal data and business details are exchanged between individuals, organizations, tax preparers and government agencies.
Unfortunately, this abundance of information creates a gold mine for cybercriminals. More than $10 billion was lost to tax and financial fraud in 2021, and crimes like these are only on the rise. The IRS flagged 5.2 million tax refunds for fraud in 2021, marking a 50% increase since 2019.
There’s more than one way to reduce your risk of falling victim to tax crime. Save yourself an unnecessary struggle this tax season and join our newest 15-minute webinar, Tax Season Scams: Protecting Your Digital Identity from Fraudsters. We’ll review the best practices for protecting yourself from these fraudsters in 2022, including:
- Understanding Tax Scams — Get familiar with the different kinds of fraud that occur around tax season, from fraudulent filings and tax credit cheats to imposter scams.
- Recognizing the Warning Signs — Spot the tell-tale signs that someone has filed a bogus return in your name or is targeting your family or business for identity crimes.
- Reacting Quickly to Tax Fraud — Learn who to contact and what steps you need to take to minimize the impact if your personal information is compromised due to tax fraud.
We hope you’ll join us for this complimentary, 15-minute webinar!