The IRS has issued identity theft warnings this tax season. Following the recent data breaches consumers have experienced, taxpayers need to be extra careful with their personal information. According to the IRS, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation and theft related to tax refunds is one the agency’s biggest problems right now.
Below are some tips to keep your personal information safe this tax season and year around!
• Do not give your personal information out to just anyone, make sure it is a trusted individual.
• Do not carry your social security card on you or anything with your social security number on it.
• If you file your taxes electronically, make sure your computer’s security system and virus protection is up to date.
• Never share your personal information through social media or email.
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