Thursday, December 1, 2016

Protecting your financial data

The Internal Revenue Service, the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, and others announced today the start of “National Tax Security Awareness Week.” 

As part of the Security Summit effort, the IRS, the states, and the tax community will share a variety of information throughout next week to educate taxpayers on steps they should take to protect themselves from identity theft and tax scams as well as protect their valuable financial data in advance of the upcoming filing season.

The week, which runs December 5 through 9, will feature a series of consumer warnings and tips that will be released daily and featured on the web page titled "Taxes. Security. Together." as well as a one-page Publication 4524, "Security Awareness for Taxpayers." For more information, click here.