Another little factoid from our conference: Taxpayer Identity Theft is down 65% since the first IRS sponsored Security Summit in 2015 (https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/security-summit).
This is great, and it is the reason I ask for driver’s licenses and Social Security cards, etc. The bad news is that while individual ID theft is down, the criminals are still out there and coming up with more and more complicated schemes. If you ever get a letter or email or phone call from a taxing agency that you are unsure about, let me know right away!!