Posts Tagged ‘irs’

Reuters: IRS not doing its job in protecting privacy by destroying sensitive tax papers

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009


WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) – Sensitive documents about U.S. taxpayers were found in trash outside all Internal Revenue Service sites visited in a investigation, putting the people at risk of identity theft, an inspector’s report says.

The tax collection agency must bolster oversight of contractors who dispose of papers with personally identifiable information, the inspector general for tax administration at the U.S. Treasury said in the report released on Thursday.

Poll: 57% Plan To File Income Taxes Electronically

Saturday, April 11th, 2009


The majority of Americans (57%) say they plan to file their taxes electronically this year rather than by mail, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Thirty-one percent (31%) will file the traditional paper way through the mails, and 12% are undecided.

Women (61%) are more likely to file electronically than men (52%). Younger voters are far more likely to file their taxes that way than their elders.

Roughly seven-out-of-10 Americans who earn more than $60,000 per year say they will file electronically. Lower-income earners are less likely to do so.