The IRS and its Security Summit partners ask you to encourage your clients to create an IRS Online Account.

This tool provides your clients with a simple and secure way to go online and get their latest payment history, balance and more. They can even approve and electronically sign Power of Attorney and Tax Information Authorization requests, which can make your job easier.

An IRS Online Account usually takes only 5 to 10 minutes to set up. It uses a two-factor authentication process that protects personal information. Once your client creates an account, scammers can’t create a fraudulent one for the same person.