IRS Launches New Identity Theft Website
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The IRS has launched "Identity Theft Central," a new website devoted to identity theft and data security for taxpayers, tax professionals, and businesses.
Available 24/7, the site provides resources on reporting identity theft and guarding against phishing, online scams, and more. Specifically, the site
lists steps to take if you become a victim of identity theft;
summarizes the responsibilities of tax professionals under the law; and
instructs businesses on how to recognize the signs of identity theft.
Also, the page features videos on key topics that can be used by taxpayers or partner groups.
The IRS encourages tax professionals to bookmark the site and periodically check the guidance for updates. Identity Theft Central can be accessed at www.irs.gov/identity-theft-central. News Release IR 2020-27 .