IRS Reminds Tax Professionals: Create a Data Security Plan

Original release date: July 24, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a news release reminding professional tax preparers that they are required by law to have a written data security plan. Creating and maintaining a data security plan ensures that tax professionals are reviewing their data security protections and implementing appropriate safeguards. Creating a data security plan is part of the Taxes. Security. Together. checklist, which the IRS created to help tax professionals protect sensitive taxpayer data.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages tax professionals to review the IRS news release and CISA's Tip on Safeguarding Your Data for more information.

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