Battlepanda: Your tax info for sale


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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Your tax info for sale

How is this possibly a good idea?
WASHINGTON -- Taxpayers not paying attention to the forms prepared for them by commercial tax preparers could soon find their personal financial information being sold more widely to data brokers and marketers.

The Internal Revenue Service is proposing to alter some privacy protections that consumer groups say would allow tax preparers greater leeway to sell personal financial information from the documents or even copies of the entire return itself.