The IRS has published their Tax Tip 2022-180, Filing season readiness for tax pros. The article begins as follows:
As tax professionals begin preparing for the upcoming filing season, reviewing their security measures should be at the top of their to-do list. The Taxes-Security-Together Checklist can help tax them identify the basic steps they should take to safeguard their clients and their business.
Here are some of the recommended safety measures.
Have security and data theft plans
The IRS and Security Summit partners remind tax professionals that federal law requires them to have a written information security plan. In addition to the required information security plan, tax pros also should consider an emergency response plan should they experience a breach and data theft. This time-saving step should include contact information for the IRS Stakeholder Liaisons, who are the first point of contact for data theft reporting to the IRS and to the states.
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Posted by Marin Larkin, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.