The IRS mistakenly disclosed information about private taxpayers


The IRS said Friday it inadvertently released private information of about 120,000 taxpayers, the latest controversy for an agency increasingly in the spotlight.

The data was posted on its website for a year before it was recently discovered and deleted. Disclosure of details of business tax returns filed by tax-exempt organizations and retirement accounts included names of individuals, company contact information, and income generated from certain investments.

“However, the data did not include social security numbers, individual income information, detailed financial account data, or other sensitive information that could impact a taxpayer’s credit,” he said. said Anna Canfield Roth, Acting Assistant Secretary for Management, wrote the lawmakers.


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