North Star Tax & Accounting Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating North Star Tax & Accounting regarding its recent data breach. The North Star Tax & Accounting data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


North Star Tax & Accounting is a licensed CPA firm in Washington serving both individuals and businesses. Accordingly, North Star Tax & Accounting offers individuals full tax preparation services as well as personal finance management. To businesses, North Star Tax & Accounting offers a wide array of financial services, including bookkeeping, tax preparation, payroll, budget analysis, business consulting, audit services, CFO services, and QuickBooks advising. Headquartered in Snohomish, Washington, North Star Tax & Accounting has an additional office location in Bellingham, Washington, and employs approximately 11 individuals.


On August 14, 2023, North Star Tax & Accounting discovered it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, North Star Tax & Accounting determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information through a vulnerability in its system. On August 25, 2023, North Star Tax & Accounting began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Financial data
  • Payroll records
  • Prior tax returns

If you received a breach notification letter from North Star Tax & Accounting:

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

If you were impacted by the North Star Tax & Accounting data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by North Star Tax & Accounting;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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