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IRS Hacked

By June 4, 2015 No Comments

The IRS announced the hopefully temporary shutdown of the e-services Get Transcripts” service used by tax problem resolution practitioners. IRS reported that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts. IRS stated they gained access through the IRS’s “Get Transcript” application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address.
Practitioners should note that the Get Transcript system is temporarily shut down. Click here to read the IRS statement on the situation as well as their Questions and Answers.