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IRS plans to allow preparers to sell data 
21st-Mar-2006 12:25 pm
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Critics said the proposed regulation could lead to a loss of privacy for clients.
By Jeff Gelles
Inquirer Staff Writer

The IRS is quietly moving to loosen the once-inviolable privacy of federal income-tax returns. If it succeeds, accountants and other tax-return preparers will be able to sell information from individual returns - or even entire returns - to marketers and data brokers.


Read the full Philadelphia Enquirer article.


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We've been sold out by our government, folks. Time for comments has passed. You are still required to give written consent so READ ALL DOCUMENTS VERY CAREFULLY before signing. You should be doing this anyway.

Given the track record of banks in keeping your private data safe, I doubt that not signing the agreement will be very effective.

This is a good example of how some lobbyists and some liberal and greedy senators and congressmen will sell you out.
Comments 
21st-Mar-2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
This is a good example of how some lobbyists and some liberal and greedy senators and congressmen will sell you out.

Except that the only Representative mentioned as protesting the proposal is a 'liberal' - Barak Obama. This is more a case of the Senators listening more to 'Big Business' over the needs of the people - which from where I'm sitting, fits the current batch of NeoCon Republicans in office than the 'liberals'.
21st-Mar-2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
I said "liberal", not "Democrat". Liberals, as do conservatives, exist in both parties although most liberals are Democrats.
21st-Mar-2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, you did. So did I. Political 'analysts' but Obama firmly in the 'liberal' camp.
21st-Mar-2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
And Leiberman is actually (and has been for a while) sounding reasonable and sane. Perhaps the Devil is looking for his scarf.
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