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IRS Launches Identity-Theft Webpage

Feb. 3, 2020, 6:16 PM

A webpage with information on identity theft and data-security protection for employers and tax professionals was introduced Feb. 3 by the Internal Revenue Service.

Identity Theft Central aims to improve the awareness of federal and state efforts to fight the theft of personal information and tax-related data. The effort was coordinated by the IRS, state tax agencies, and the tax-preparation industry, the IRS said in a news release (IR-2020-27). The initiative was put together as part of the Security Summit.

Employers can find information on the webpage about how to spot identity theft, such as the inability to file a...

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