The tax filing season is underway, along with hackers who are busy trying to steal your refund. The IRS issued a warning about the first scam of the season. It targets taxpayers by hacking into computers used by tax professionals, and using client information to file phony tax returns.
The official tax filing season began on January 29th this year. That’s when the IRS started accepting 2017 tax returns. The agency identified this new scam just a few days later, saying that hackers had already stolen information from the computers of several tax preparers and filed fraudulent returns.
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