The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is looking to partner with state tax authorities, financial institutions, tax preparers, and other entities to prevent fraudulent tax returns this filing season, using interagency threat sharing to stay ahead of cybercriminals.
“When we’re dealing with reduced resources at the IRS, we’ve had to do a lot in terms of looking at where are there other stakeholders who we can partner with, who we can help leverage the resources and, I think, the information that they have,” Tom Brandt, chief risk officer with the IRS, said in a recent interview.
Brandt went on to say that the IRS will hold an internal risk roundtable later this year where they will examine case studies from the IRS or other agencies involving fraud, the vulnerabilities that made that fraud possible, and what can be done to prevent fraud.
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IRS looks to interagency threat sharing ahead of tax season, Federal News Radio