And what are tax professionals doing about it?
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By CPA Trendlines
With data breaches and stolen identities dominating the tax season headlines, today only about a third of Americans say identity theft is a concern to them, according to a survey by IDT911. Meanwhile, about a third of some 600 tax professionals participating in the annual CPA Trendlines Busy Season Barometer tracking polls are reporting significant concerns about client security, privacy and identity theft issues.
Top 10 key findings from the taxpayer survey: