The IRS is warning the country’s business community, about growing W-2 email scams. Payroll and human resource should be aware of the Criminals use strategies criminals to use to acquire access to W-2s, along with other sensitive data that companies house regarding their employees. The IRS wants to remind people of the importance of protecting personal information.
This W-2 scam puts workers at risk for tax-related identity theft. The IRS recommends that all employers educate employees about this scheme, especially those in human resources and payroll departments. These employees are usually the first targets. Here are five warning signs about the W-2 scam:
This scam is such a threat to taxpayers and to tax administration that a special IRS reporting process has been set up. Anyone who thinks they were a victim of this scam can visit Form W-2/SSN Data Theft: Information for Businesses and Payroll Service Providers to find out how to report it.