5 things you need to know about tax-related identity theft this season

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 28, 2018) -- Tax-related identity theft remains a major thorn in the side of Americans. As identity theft and tax scams grow more sophisticated, it’s important for individuals to stay up to date on how to protect themselves.

Recently, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) published a blog post listing the five things you need to understand about tax-related identity theft, including information about the most recent tax scam targeting taxpayers this year.

In the event you become a victim of tax-related identity theft, certified public accountants (CPAs) can help with paperwork and talk to the IRS on your behalf. Those who don’t have a CPA are encouraged to visit CPAmeASAP.com or call 800-331-4288 to connect with a tax professional today.

The MNCPA serves the public interest by advancing the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession. The MNCPA delivers on that promise by offering extensive continuing professional education and resources; advocating for members and the public with regulatory agencies and boards; and mentoring and encouraging the CPAs and business leaders of tomorrow. Founded in 1904, the MNCPA has more than 9,000 members who work in public accounting, business, industry, government and education. 

Media contacts

Carolyn LaViolette
Office: 952-885-5530 
claviolette@mncpa.org 

Corey Butler
Office: 952-885-5533 
cbutler@mncpa.org