Oops: IRS Released Confidential Info For 112,000 Taxpayers

  • The Internal Revenue Service released the private data of roughly 112,000 taxpayers in September and again in late November, the agency disclosed Thursday.
  • An IRS programming error in September caused the release of 112,000 individual 990-T forms, a form used by IRA holders to report retirement account assets.
  • The IRS is required to publicize 990-T forms filled out by nonprofit organizations but not those completed by individual taxpayers, according to Bloomberg.
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