IRS Hearing on Privacy Standards and Sale of Taxpayer Data

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 4, 2006

The IRS held a public hearing today on proposed regs that will require taxpayers to specifically consent to the sale of their data as supplied to tax preparers.

  • Proposed Regulation
  • Proposed Consent and Warning Requirements
  • Current Regulation
  • Consumer Groups to Testify before the IRS on Plan to Weaken Taxpayer Privacy Rules
  • Citing concerns about privacy Congressman Doc Hastings and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris urged the IRS to reexamine a proposal that would expand access to taxpayer information
  • Could IRS Plan Open Taxpayers To Identity Theft? Opponents of an IRS plan to allow tax preparers to sell, with consent, personal information to anyone who wants it say paid preparers need to focus on advising, not selling.
  • March 23, 2006 posting, IRS Plan to Allow Sale of Taxpayer Data Causes Outcry
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