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Department of Taxation and Finance

Protect Yourself and Your Personal Information NYS Tax Department shares security tips during National Tax Security Awareness Week

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The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today shared a variety of tips and advice to help taxpayers protect themselves and their personal information online. The effort to safeguard sensitive data coincides with National Tax Security Awareness Week, which runs through December 6.

“Taxpayers and tax preparers report incidents of fraud and identity theft throughout the year,” said New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Michael Schmidt. “With a few simple steps, you can better protect your personal information to avoid becoming a victim of fraud and identity theft.”

Use the infographic below as a resource to bolster information security and to help prevent fraud and scams. Visit our Report fraud, scams, and identity theft webpage for more details.

National Tax Security Awareness Week Graphic