Whether it’s attributable to incompetence, or to dishonesty, the IRS simply can’t keep your personal information from being misused. The latest example is a big one: an IRS program that I mentioned some time ago, in which you can set up an online account to look at your tax information, has been compromised, allowing unauthorized access to taxpayers' personal data.
When I wrote about it before, I said I wasn't sure that the program (called "Get Transcript") was such a good idea.
The IRS has just posted a statement about the data breach and says the program has been "temporarily" shut down.
Yeah, I'll sure be ready to go and use it the moment they start it up again. Right.
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