Identity Theft Information and Tools
Identity theft is a growing area of concern for taxpayers and practitioners. The AICPA has created this page to provide members with information about preventing identity theft, including tips to provide...
Published on July 03, 2013
Identity Theft Protection Process at IRS Needs Improvements, TIGTA Says
TIGTA recently audited the IRS’s Taxpayer Protection Program to assess how the Service is handling the explosive growth in tax return identity theft in recent years
Published on July 18, 2013
Identity Theft, Phishing Top IRSs Dirty Dozen Tax Scams
The IRS issued its “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, highlighting fraudulent schemes commonly committed by and upon taxpayers.
Published on March 27, 2013
IRSs Identity Theft Liaison Pilot Program with Law Enforcement Expands to 50 States
The IRS announced the expansion of its Law Enforcement Assistance Program on identity theft to 50 states and D.C
Published on April 01, 2013
To Fight Identity Theft, IRS Proposes Rules for Truncating Identifying Numbers
Proposed regulations permit filers of information returns to use truncated taxpayer identification numbers (TTINs) when issuing certain payee statements.
Published on January 04, 2013
TIGTA and Congress Focus on Identity Theft and Tax Fraud
The House Ways and Means Oversight and Social Security Subcommittees held a hearing on tax fraud involving identity theft and TIGTA released a report saying the IRS does not handle identity theft issues well
Published on May 10, 2012
IRS Chief Counsels Office Issues Advice on Identity Theft Returns
The IRS Office of Chief Counsel explained what the IRS can do when a return is filed by an identity thief in order to generate a fraudulent refund and the IRS has issued a statutory notice of deficiency based on that fraudulent return
Published on August 21, 2012
03-22-2013 Tax E-Alert New Tax Credit Guidance from IRS, Clarification of Qualifying Leasehold Improvement Property, Tax...
Published on June 25, 2013
TIGTA Recommends Steps for IRS to Reduce Fraudulent Refunds From Identity Theft
TIGTA reported that the IRS had missed 1.5 million tax returns with potentially identity-theft-related fraudulent tax refunds in excess of $5.2 billion for the 2011 filing season
Published on August 03, 2012
IRS Extends, Modifies Program Allowing Truncated Social Security Numbers on Information Returns
The IRS announced that it is extending and modifying a pilot program designed to deter identity theft that allows filers of certain paper information returns to truncate the payee’s Social Security number on the payee statement
Published on April 21, 2011