IRS and Private Partners Tout Success in Combating Identity Theft

NextGov: The Internal Revenue Service, which has struggled for years to get a handle on the criminal theft of taxpayer identity information, on Monday released encouraging numbers on results of its Security Summit partnership with states and industry.

“At a time when many in the private sector continue to struggle with these issues, the tax community has made major progress working together to stop identity theft and refund fraud,” Internal Revenue Commissioner Chuck Rettig said. “In 2018, our partnership protected more taxpayers and more tax dollars from tax-related identity theft.”

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