Former IRS Employees Can Still Access Your Personal Tax Info

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To all those people who think it’s OK for the government to collect data for they have nothing to hide, well beside the reports that staff at the NSA wrote programs to collect nude photos women may be sending their boyfriends, now it comes out that the security at the IRS is less than a bubble-gum machine at the candy store.

IRS employees still have access to IRS computer systemsĀ long after they have no official business with the information. TheĀ reportĀ is by theĀ U.S. Government Accountability Office,Ā an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. The GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. In the case of IRS security, the report says not well.

ThisĀ reportĀ citesĀ significant deficiencies in the security of IRS financial reporting systems. Millions of Americans who are legally required to file taxes are fearful about fraud. The report says theĀ IRS needs to continue improving controls over financial and taxpayer data. In the case of former IRS workers with continuing access to IRS data systems, they need to be cut off.