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CPE Self-Study
Protecting your Client and Your Firm from Tax Return Identity Theft
NASBA FIELD OF STUDY
Taxes
LEVEL
Basic
CPE CREDITS
Online: 4.5
Covers the best cybersecurity practices, including the ramifications of data loss and the impacts on practitioners and clients.

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Product details

Protect your firm and client data.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Tax practitioners in public practice

Key Topics

  • The impact on practitioners when a data breach has occurred
  • Steps to formulate a data breach response plan
  • Legal requirements of handling client data
  • Impact on professional liability insurance
  • Examples of the ramifications of data theft
  • Strategies and safeguards to mitigate risk
  • Better ways to protect data from cyberthreats

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize identity theft laws.
  • Identify statistics for identity theft.
  • Identify the methods identity thieves use to obtain identifying information.
  • Recognize legal issues faced by companies that experience a data breach.
  • Identify the agencies and organizations where you should report identity theft.
  • Recognize which states have income tax and how to report fraud to these states.
  • Identify the red flags that might indicate identity theft.
  • Recognize the steps to take to prevent identity theft.
  • Recognize your rights with respect to obtaining copies of documents in an identity theft investigation.

The IRS confirmed 597,000 cases of tax-related identity theft in 2017. Such breaches can inflict monetary and reputational damages on victims.

Designed to help you protect your firm and client data, this self-study course covers the best cybersecurity practices, as well as the ramifications of data loss and its impacts on practitioners and clients. Once you complete this course, you will be able to reduce the risk of cyberattacks against your firm and clients and know what steps to take in the event that a security breach does occur.

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Author(s)

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.

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.

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CREDIT INFO
CPE credits
Online
: 4.5
NASBA Field of Study
Taxes
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of individual income taxation
ADVANCE PREPARATION
None
Delivery Method
QAS Self-Study
Course acronym
CL4TRF
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