Thursday, March 3, 2016
IRS Reports that 390,000 Additional Taxpayer Accounts Potentially Compromised
The IRS issued a statement last Friday, announcing that 390,000 additional accounts of taxpayers, who used the the IRS's "Get Transcript" application from January 2014 through May 2015, were compromised. According to the statement, problems were originally discovered with the application last May, resulting in a nine month long investigation by the service's Treasury Inspector for Tax Administration. The application has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. The IRS states in the announcement that the agency will start contacting the impacted taxpayers by letter beginning this past Monday. Click here for more information regarding help for taxpayers as well as the status of the "Get Transcript" application.