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CPE Self-Study

Protecting your Client and Your Firm from Tax Return Identity Theft

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    Protecting your Client and Your Firm from Tax Return Identity Fraud Availability : Online Access Product #: 166090
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    Non-Member: $89.00
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Identity theft has become a serious issue with clients and practitioners alike. Fifty-nine percent of CPAs who answered the 2015 tax software survey conducted by the Tax Adviser and Journal of Accountancy said at least one of their clients was a victim of tax identity theft in the 2016 filing season. Covering cyber security and identity theft issues, this course will cover best practices for your firm and client data. This course provides examples of the ramifications of data loss and how it impacted the practitioner and the client so that in the event a breach does occur, you will know the steps to remedy the situation and prevent the problem from happening again.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Recognize the dangers of identity theft.
  • Recognize the legal requirements of protecting taxpayer information.
  • Identify types of tax return identity fraud.
  • Identify best practices to protect taxpayer information.
  • Identify steps to take if a breach does occur.
  • Arm your practice with tips and tricks to become an ally to your clients

Key Topics

  • The impact on practitioners when a data breach occurs
  • Types of identity theft
  • Obtaining the victim's information
  • Tools used in identity theft investigations
  • Finding identifying information on the Internet
  • Investigating identity theft
  • Detecting and preventing identity theft

Who Will Benefit?

  • Tax practitioners in public practice

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About the Authors

Dr. Robert K. Minniti, DBA, CPA, CFE, CFF, MAFF, CGMA, CrFA, CVA, PI

Dr. Minniti is the President and Owner of Minniti CPA, LLC. Dr. Minniti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and is a licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona.

Dr. Minniti received his doctoral degree in business administration from Walden University, received his MBA degree and Graduate Certificate in Accounting from DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Minniti teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in accounting, fraud examination, fraud criminology, ethics, forensic accounting, external audit, and internal audit at DeVry University, Northwestern University, and the University of Phoenix. He designed graduate and undergraduate courses for Grand Canyon University, Northwestern University, and Anthem College.

He is a writer and public speaker. He has experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations, financial audits, internal audits, compliance audits, real estate valuations, business valuations, internal control development, business continuation planning, risk management, financial forecasting, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work.

Dr. Minniti is an instructor, teaching continuing professional education classes for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Compliance Online, CPE Link, AccountingEd, Global Compliance Panel, Clear Law Institute and various state CPA Societies.

About the Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.