IRS tax bods tells Americans to chill out about Equifax

The United States Internal Revenue Service has said that citizens affected by the Equifax breach need not panic, because it probably didn’t reveal anything that hasn’t already been stolen and the agency has tooled up to deal with fraudulent tax claims. Commissioner John Koskinen, discussing whether the breach would interfere with tax collection, told journalists “a significant percent of those taxpayers already had their information in the hands of criminals”, according to a report of a Q&A session after a speech at the Service’s “Security Summit”.

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