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IRS tax tips: 6 ways to stop cybercriminals from accessing your private information

The IRS says it has made “major progress” against identity theft in tax returns, but evolving tactics still threaten taxpayers’ sensitive data. In 2015, the IRS reached out to state officials and professionals in the tax industry to try to fight back against people filing fraudulent returns. Between 2015 and 2018, the number of taxpayers who reported to the IRS that they were victims of identity theft dropped 71 percent, from 677,000 to 199,000, according to IRS data. During that same time, the number of identity theft tax returns the…

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