In a single from the “I am unable to imagine they have been even nonetheless doing that within the first place” file, the IRS just lately introduced it might cease its tax transcript faxing service as of Feb. four, 2019 and supply a safer various to taxpayers and tax professionals.
Within the wake of repeated knowledge breaches and with tax season changing into an increasing number of synonymous with scams, that is one more in a protracted line of steps (with many extra positive to return) taken by the IRS to higher safe taxpayer knowledge.
In September of 2018 the IRS started to masks any private identification info for each particular person or entity listed on any transcript, however within the interim, has apparently determined that merely nuking this system from orbit was one of the best plan of action.
This discontinuation applies to the faxing of enterprise transcripts as effectively.
For extra details about alternative routes taxpayers and preparers who nonetheless used this service can get hold of copies of their tax transcripts, see the IRS’s preliminary announcement or name 800-908-9946.