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Saturday, January 27, 2007

IRS Computer Tapes with Sensitive Taxpayer Information Are Missing

Irs_logo_34826 IRS computer tapes containing sensitive taxpayer information are missing in Kansas City, and officials fear that millions of taxpayers are at risk of becoming victims of identity theft.  The tapes contain taxpayer names, addresses, social security numbers, bank account numbers, and employer information.  The tapes were sent to Kansas City in August as part of an information sharing agreement between the IRS and the city tp help the city collect its 1% earnings tax, and Kansas City officials lost track of the tapes in December.  For further details, see:

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