IRS, Treasury issue data breach guidance

Written on Jan 28, 2018

The Department of Treasury and the IRS are providing information on what to do if your client information is compromised or your data system is breached.

Whether you're facing cybercriminals, theft or accident, there are certain steps you should take. These include notifying law enforcement, your local IRS stakeholder liaison, the Federation of Tax Administrators (who will help notify all the states in which you prepare state returns), your clients, your insurer, the credit bureaus, and others. (For those who have employers or hold franchises, please ensure you know what is required by your employer or your contract.)

For a complete list of who to contact, visit IRS.gov, keyword: Data Theft Information for Tax Professionals.

For a list of local stakeholder liaison contacts, search: Stakeholder Liaison Local Contacts.

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