IRS says it exposed some confidential taxpayer data on its website

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service inadvertently released normally confidential information about about 120,000 people before it discovered the error and deleted the data from its website, officials said Friday.

The data comes from Form 990-T, which is often required for people with Individual Retirement Accounts who earn certain types of business income under those retirement plans. This generally includes people whose IRAs are invested in master limited partnerships, real estate, or other income-generating assets, not those whose IRAs are solely invested in securities.


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