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IRS Takes Additional Steps to Protect Taxpayer Data; Plans to End Faxing and Third-Party Mailings of Certain Tax Transcripts - Taxation News

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Posted on: Jun 19, 2019

From the IRS:

As part of its ongoing efforts to protect taxpayers from identity thieves, the Internal Revenue Service today announced it will stop its tax transcript faxing service in June and will amend the Form 4506 series to end third-party mailing of tax returns and transcripts in July.

Tax transcripts are summaries of tax return information. Transcripts have become increasingly vulnerable as criminals impersonate taxpayers or authorized third parties. Identity thieves use tax transcripts to file fraudulent returns for refunds that are difficult to detect because they mirror a legitimate tax return.

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