Update and highlights about the IRS data breach

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Here are some quick takeaways about the recently reported hack into the IRS system:

  • Over 100,000 tax returns stolen
  • Attacks took place between February and mid-May 2015
  • Attackers used IRS’s “Get Transcript” system
  • Motivation likely to claim fraudulent tax returns using stolen identities
  • IRS has shut down the “Get Transcript” system, so if you need copies of previous tax filings, you’ll need to apply by mail
  • IRS will contact you if your transcript was affected
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