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Here is a list of warning signs that a tax professional or their office may have experienced a data theft:
โ€ข Their clientsโ€™ e-filed returns are rejected by the IRS or state tax agencies. This happens because someone else already filed a tax return with their clientโ€™s Social Security number.
โ€ข Clients who havenโ€™t filed tax returns begin to receive taxpayer authentication letters from the IRS. The IRS sends letters such as the 5071C, 4883C and 5747C to confirm a taxpayerโ€™s identity for a submitted tax return.
โ€ข Clients who havenโ€™t filed tax returns receive refunds.
โ€ข Clients receive tax transcripts that they didnโ€™t request.
โ€ข Clients who created an IRS Online Services account receive an IRS notice that their account was accessed.
โ€ข Clients who have an account get an IRS emails saying their account is disabled.
โ€ข Clients unexpectedly receive an IRS notice that an IRS online account was created in their names.
โ€ข The number of returns filed with the tax professionalโ€™s Electronic Filing Identification Number is higher than the number of clients they have.
โ€ข Tax professionals or clients responding to emails that the firm did not send.
โ€ข Network computers running slower than normal.
โ€ข Computer cursors moving or changing numbers when the user is not even touching the keyboard.
โ€ข Network computers locking out employees.

For more info, see https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/its-important-for-tax-pros-to-know-the-signs-they-are-a-cyberthiefs-victim

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