The IRS is preparing to gear up for tax season.  In doing so, they have prepared and been publishing a series of tips to help taxpayers protect their personal and financial information at home and online.  While these tips are especially relevant during tax season, they are useful year round.

Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 7 is titled “Tips to Protect Your Personal Information While Online” (www.irs.gov; january 4, 2016). This tip reviews steps individuals can take to protect their online activities, including using encryption as well as password protection.

The information in Tip Number 7 is concrete, practical and worth reading.