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Identity theft & fraud

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Based on the AICPA Competency Framework: Tax and Personal Financial Planning, these learning resources - primarily focused on US tax - are designed to help CPAs understand the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs of their clients and firms.

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Protecting Your Client and Your Firm from Tax Return Identity Theft

Covers the best cybersecurity practices, including the ramifications of data loss and the impacts on practitioners and clients.

Course – Online Identity theft & fraud Intermediate

Getting in shape for tax season

As CPAs and their staffs train and ready their equipment, they might add these reminders of what’s new and notable for 2016 returns.

Article Credits Intermediate

Keeping clients’ tax data secure

This article describes procedures preparers should take to help thwart identity thieves.

Article Identity theft & fraud Intermediate

Breaking bad news to victims of identity theft: Lessons from medical doctors

This article describes how CPAs can help their clients who have been victims of identity theft by using practices adopted from medical professionals and counselors.

Article Identity theft & fraud Intermediate

CPAs Contend With Tax ID Theft

This article discusses the difficulties practitioners had resolving tax identity theft problems this filing season and measures the IRS is taking to respond to the issue.

Article Identity theft & fraud Foundational

How clients can protect their tax data from hackers

This article provides suggestions on how CPAs can help taxpayers protect themselves from identity theft.

Article Identity theft & fraud Foundational

10 Best Practices for Tax Practitioners to Prevent Identity Theft

Every day, you touch sensitive client information. This article is a reminder of best practices to prevent identity theft and remain your client’s premier service...

Article Identity theft & fraud Foundational

Businesses and tax ID theft

This article discusses common warning signs of business-related tax identity theft and tips on how practitioners can help their business clients prevent it and correct...

Article Identity theft & fraud Foundational

Best Practices to Respond to a CP2000 Notice

This document discusses the common IRS CP2000 notice and provides best practices and valuable tips on how to effectively respond.

Article Examinations & audits Foundational

Best Practices for Keeping Client Data Secure

This document includes a list of best practices that can be implemented as part of your overall security plan.

Article Identity theft & fraud Foundational

IRS Authorizations Quick Reference Chart

​This chart reviews the types of IRS authorizations and the benefits of each.

Article Examinations & audits Foundational