89tax.com is committed to keeping your personal data secure. We utilize TaxSlayer software to perform online tax preparation and online tax filing.
This is how 89tax.com and TaxSlayer protect your personal information and ensure your online tax filing is safe:
Cybersecurity begins the moment you create your account with 89tax.com, and we’ve added some key features to help verify that it’s really you logging-in.
- Complex password creation requirements.
- Single-use verification code sent to your mobile phone or email.
User Information Protection
89tax.com and TaxSlayer’s web-based applications have a proven record of securing information by utilizing a variety of security-related technologies including:
- Firewalls, intrusion detection systems, web application firewalls, network isolation, auditing systems, data classifications, and data obfuscation.
- SSL encryption facilitation by an Extended Validation SSL Certificate issued by a recognized, trusted certificate authority.
- Security guards, access controls, biometrics, man traps, and other security mechanisms to protect physical access to the datacenter.
Dedicated Security Team
TaxSlayer’s team of cybersecurity experts work routinely with state Departments of Revenue and the IRS to help protect your personal data. We perform regular internal audits throughout the year to ensure our IT systems are maintaining compliance with regulatory standards and TaxSlayer’s Information Security Policy.
Recognize and Avoid Common Tax Scams
Phone calls by impersonators and phishing emails are among the most common tactics used by scammers to obtain personal and financial information from victims. Be aware:
- The IRS will never request your personal or financial information through an email, text, or social media message.
- The IRS will never demand you pay a tax bill immediately, without giving you a chance to appeal the amount.
- The IRS will never ask for your credit card or bank information over the phone.
- The IRS will never require you to make a payment to anyone other than the U.S. Treasury.
- The IRS will never threaten you with arrest.
If there is an issue with your taxes, the IRS will almost always initiate contact with you first through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal Service. If you owe overdue taxes, a notice will, in most cases, be mailed to you. In rare instances, a collections employee could show up at your home or workplace unannounced. In this case, they will carry two forms of official credentials that denote their position.
89tax.com tax professionals communicate with our clients through the “Taxes ToGo” software program. In the rare instance where we will need to communicate directly with our customers, permission will be requested through Taxes ToGo before any calls are made. Emails from 89tax.com may also be sent to our clients.