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Majority of Taxpayer Correspondence Still Contains Social Security Numbers

An Office of Management and Budget mandate required the IRS to remove the unnecessary use of Social Security Numbers by March 2009. According to a recent TIGTA report, the IRS has masked or fully eliminated SSNs from only 2 percent of taxpayer letters, 13 percent of forms and 48 percent of notices. The IRS suspended the scrub project in 2011 due to limited funding. TIGTA was also concerned that the IRS cannot accurately measure its progress because it does not maintain a complete inventory of how many correspondence documents actually exist. https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2015reports/201540063fr.pdf 


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