Taxpayers can get real-time tips from the IRS on the newly launched Identity Theft Central webpage. Designed to provide 24/7 information about identity theft, taxpayers can find specific information including:
- Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft, including what to do if someone becomes a victim of identity theft
- Identity Theft Information for Tax Professionals, including knowing responsibilities under the law
- Identity Theft Information for Businesses, including how to recognize the signs of identity theft
The page also features videos on key topics that can be used by taxpayers or partner groups. The new page includes a video message from IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, warning signs for phishing email scams – a common tactic used for identity theft – and steps for people to protect their computer and phone.