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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Dear Business Organization:

Here are the latest IRS News Releases and Headliners to distribute to your small business members. I hope that the information will be helpful and we encourage publication in your association's magazines, newsletters, email distributions and/or website.

January is a busy month! The start of the tax filing season is January 29, 2018.

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is January 29-February 2, 2018. The IRS and the Federal Trade Commission are offering a free webinar on February 1, Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Data: Practical Identity Safety Practices for Your Business. We hope you will encourage your members, customers and clients to attend and hear speakers from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and IRS talk about how identity thieves target small businesses and what businesses can do to protect themselves, their employees and customers.

The IRS also invites you to join us in raising awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit by signing up for our EITC Awareness Day Thunderclap between now and January 26. Here’s how to sign up:

Follow this link: http://bit.ly/2D2FlXR

Click on Support with… (Facebook/Twitter/Tumbler)

Thunderclap to post this 1-time message to your social media platform by clicking on the “Add My Support” tab. You will need to input your Social Media username and password.

The message will go out on EITC Awareness Day, Friday, January 26, 2017, at 1 p.m. EST. It will blast out automatically by each organization and person that backed the cause, which in turn reaches every one of their friends, followers and beyond…all at the same time. Thunderclap will amplify the message throughout all social media. Here is the message that will go out from your social media account if you support the Thunderclap: On #EITCAwarenessDay, help #IRS put money in the pockets of working Americans who are eligible. http://thndr.me/7qYUfl

It couldn’t be any easier to get the word out about this important tax credit. The more people who sign up, the louder our Thunderclap will be!

You will also find several tweets about EITC at the bottom of this message that can be sent out if you’d like.

And as usual, below are summaries and links to the most recent headliners and news releases your members might be interested in. The title and summary are designed to give you a brief overview of the article's content -- the link to the full article is included with each summary. I encourage you to use any or all of these in newsletters or emails to your members, or on your web site.

If someone else in your organization is a more appropriate contact point for these types of emails, please let me know. And if you do not want to receive future emails like this one, please reply and request your name be removed.

Location: 

Webinars through out the week

Date: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 (All day)
Organizer Name: 
Kari Gilje
Organizer Email: 
kari.s.gilje@irs.gov
Organizer Phone: 
206-946-3539