Rob Arena Arena and Associates, Inc. – W2 Data Theft

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The IRS reports W2 identity theft as a growing problem. Employers that have had their records compromised by hacking activity can contact the IRS directly. Email to notify the IRS of a W-2 data loss. The IRS will contact you directly to investigate the issue. In the subject line, type “W2 Data Loss” so that the email can be routed properly.  Do not attach any employee personally identifiable information (PII) data.

  1. Business name

  2. Business employer identification number (EIN) associated with the data loss

  3. Contact name

  4. Contact phone number

  5. Summary of how the data loss occurred

  6. Volume of employees impacted

The IRS also recommends that employers contact both state taxing authorities and local law enforcement to report the data hack and compromise records.

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