s skippy the bush kangaroo: when you're filing your taxes....

skippy the bush kangaroo



Tuesday, March 21, 2006

when you're filing your taxes....

just think of which strangers the government wants to sell your tax return information to....so they can turn around and try to sell you something. everything's all for sale with bushco.
taxpayers not paying attention to the forms prepared for them by commercial tax preparers could soon find their personal financial information being sold more widely to data brokers and marketers.

the internal revenue service is proposing to alter some privacy protections that consumer groups say would allow tax preparers greater leeway to sell personal financial information from the documents or even copies of the entire return itself. - ap

the irs is quietly moving to loosen the once-inviolable privacy of federal income-tax returns. if it succeeds, accountants and other tax-return preparers will be able to sell information from individual returns - or even entire returns - to marketers and data brokers.

the change is raising alarm among consumer and privacy-rights advocates. it was included in a set of proposed rules that the treasury department and the irs published in the dec. 8 federal register, where the official notice labeled them "not a significant regulatory action." - philadelphia inquirer

it's too late to comment electronically, but the irs "may" still consider written comments. mail them to:

CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-137243-02)

room 5203

internal revenue service, box 7604

ben franklin station, washington, d.c. 20044.

read the irs' proposed new rule via:

http://go.philly.com/IRS21.

or contact: dillon taylor, office of associate chief counsel (procedure and administration), administrative provisions and judicial practice division.

phone: 202-622-7752 or 202-622-4940

e-mail: dillon.j.taylor@irs.counsel.treas.gov

posted by SantaBarbarian at 6:15 PM |

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