In alignment with Tax Day on Tuesday April 17, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in secure document management services, today issued five smart tips to help consumers protect personal information and ensure compliance with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Because tax documents contain the most sensitive personal information including name, address and social security number, they are an easy target for identity thieves when not managed properly. In 2011, IRS department officials identified as many as 260,000 identity theft fraud attempts, revealing a significant increase from 49,000 in 2010.
“Tax season can be a stressful time for consumers, especially with the increasing threat of identity theft,” said Scott Clark, Tax Director, Cintas. “These tax tips are designed to help consumers protect their personal information during tax season and throughout the year.”
The top five Tax Day tips:
“We encourage consumers to practice safety and security while completing taxes,” said Karen Carnahan, President and COO of Cintas Document Management. “By consulting tax professionals and following our tax tips, consumers help ensure compliance with the IRS while taking precautions to avoid identity theft.”
Cintas offers customized document management consultations, as well as secure document shredding, storage and imaging programs. Its services are designed to provide businesses with data privacy and security, compliance with regulatory requirements and more efficient control and access to information. Cintas is the first North American AAA NAID-certified and PCI-DSS compliant document management provider.
For more information on Cintas’ document management programs, please visit www.cintas.com/documentmanagement.
About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 900,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.