On November 19, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service announced that National Tax Security Awareness Week will take place from November 29 through December 3, 2021.
The IRS Security Summit sponsors this week each year. Security Summit professionals warned about increased risks during the coming months. Fraudsters continue to trick people into sharing financial information. The scammers may use email, text messages or online methods to attempt to gain information, file tax returns and steal refunds.
IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig noted, "The nation's tax community has successfully joined forces to protect taxpayers through the Security Summit effort, but we need help in this continuing battle. Taxpayers and tax professionals are the first line of defense against scammers looking for refunds. We are entering a sensitive holiday and tax period and we urge people to protect their personal information and avoid problems at tax time."
The focus of the educational materials for Tax Security Awareness Week will be to explain schemes connected with COVID, stimulus payments and tax refunds. There will be additional efforts to provide information for young individuals and older Americans.
The Security Summit partners have uploaded several YouTube videos. Individuals may access the YouTube videos on "Easy Steps to Protect Your Computer and Phone" or "Security...More