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Internal Revenue Service promises a more secure tax filing system

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Internal Revenue Service is pledging to make its tax filing system more secure by next year.

Commissioner John Koskinen discussed a data breach in a congressional hearing Tuesday morning.

He says the IRS will team up with tax software companies and state governments to make it more difficult for hackers to steal tax refunds.

The agency plans to release more details about the partnerships next week.

Last week, officials announced the personal information of 100,000 taxpayers was stolen earlier this year and then used to collect fraudulent tax refunds.

The IRS believes the theft began in Russia.

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