How can tax professionals help prevent refund fraud?

  • Educate your clients. See IRS Publication 4524 Taxes. Security. Together, a 1-page flyer with basic tips for taxpayers – how to keep their computer secure, how to avoid phishing and malware, and how to protect their personal information. 
  • Review and update your security plan on a regular basis. See IRS Publication 455, Safeguarding Taxpayer Data which includes a helpful checklist for all aspects of security – facilities, personnel, information systems, and more. 
  • Notify us immediately if your records have been compromised. Call our Identity Theft Information Line at 804.404.4185

Thank you for working with us to protect Virginia taxpayers.