Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating TaxSquad regarding its recent data breach. The TaxSquad data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
TaxSquad is a tax preparation and planning firm providing personalized and varied tax services. Founded in 2015, TaxSquad assists with personal and business tax returns, estate planning, appeals and collections, and IRS compliance. Accordingly, TaxSquad offers expertise in federal, local, and state taxes, maintaining online resources and advice columns for consumers to use. Headquartered in Burlingame, California, TaxSquad is an IRS-designated Enrolled Agent.
On August 22, 2022, TaxSquad discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, TaxSquad determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through an employee email account. On October 28, 2022, TaxSquad began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information impacted includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Tax information
If you received a breach notification letter TaxSquad:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or email@example.com.
If you were impacted by the TaxSquad data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by TaxSquad;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.