Combatting Tax Refund Fraud and Identity Theft-– The CPA Profession’s Perspective

March 9, 2016


WHO:            The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

WHAT:           Hosts a Special Briefing for Journalists

WHEN:           Wednesday, March 16
1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

WHERE:        By telephone:
                        646.558.8656 (US Toll) or 408.638.0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 202 434 9220

Via the Internet: from PC, Mac, iOS or Android

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has seen a 400 percent surge in reported phone and email phishing and malware schemes so far this tax season. Many tax professionals are also reporting phishing scams targeting them and their clients.

What can taxpayers do to guard against being a victim of identity theft or tax return fraud? And what are CPAs doing to protect their clients and safeguard client data?

AICPA tax experts Cari Weston and Melanie Lauridsen will discuss the profession’s efforts to educate and inform taxpayers and CPA tax practitioners and will outline the AICPA’s recommendations to combat tax-related identity theft and tax refund fraud during this informative briefing.

Learn how the AICPA is collaborating with the IRS to inform taxpayers and tax practitioners alike about the importance of staying vigilant during tax season.