On October 17, the IRS held a Security Summit Conference in Washington. In his presentation, and in letter IR-2017-176, Commissioner John Koskinen highlighted the success of the Security Summit in reducing identity theft.
Koskinen stated, "We have made tremendous progress since the Security Summit Partnership held its first session in 2015. We have seen the number of identity theft-related tax returns fall by about two-thirds since 2015. This dramatic decline helped prevent hundreds of thousands of taxpayers from facing the challenges of dealing with identity theft issues. This reflects the...More