Lock all your credit reports, don't use a debit card use credit cards instead (exposing the bank's money not yours), and get a PIN from the IRS for tax filing. Don't ever write checks, everything needed to exploit your bank account is right there on face of the check.
: I did away with mine several years ago.
But in only using Credit Card, you can still be a victim (I was once).Tax Return
: I do mine as early as possible (to beat the thieves).
Hopefully the Tax Prep Co will never be hacked. Personal Checks
: I write a lot less than I use to.
Very unfortunate we have to react like that.
It makes you think twice about writing a small Check to a Charity.
There's a lot people can do to protect them shelves so as not to be a victim.