IRS: Information of 100,000 taxpayers may have been stolen from student aid tool
The tax-collection agency perceived as far back as September that the system could be a target but decided to keep it online.
As tax day nears, IRS commissioner says taxpayer security is ‘highest priority’
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wants Americans to know as they cram to file their tax forms before the mid-April deadline, the security of their information is top-of-mind.
IRS enhancing authentication, cyber education
The IRS introduced multiple new initiatives, including a substantial expansion to an authentication program, to curb identity theft at its Security Summit last week.
Some IRS systems still offline after outage
The Internal Revenue Service’s IT systems experienced a hardware failure Wednesday, causing the agency to shut down several key taxpayer and tax practitioner tools.