In a news release today (IR-2016-94), the IRS and state tax agencies along with executives from the private-sector tax industry marked the first-year of the Security Summit partnership to combat identity theft tax fraud.  Commissioner Koskinen noted that the Summit’s accomplishments had a real and substantial impact on curbing stolen identity refund fraud.  Looking ahead to 2017, the Summit’s priorities remain focused on enhanced authentication procedures, improved information sharing, heightened cybersecurity, and greater education and outreach to the public.  Effective July 1, the Summit will work under the auspices of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Council.