IRS Unencrypted E-Mail Use Puts Taxpayer Information at Risk

Nov. 17 — Internal Revenue Service employees sent hundreds of unencrypted e-mails containing sensitive taxpayer information, and some used personal e-mail accounts for official agency business, its watchdog said. Unprotected e-mails put taxpayers at risk of identity theft, or inappropriate disclosure of information about their identity and tax returns, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax…

IRS needs to keep closer eye on bitcoin: watchdog

The IRS isn’t doing enough to monitor the use of virtual currency, the agency’s inspector general said in a report Tuesday. There is “little evidence of coordination” between different parts of the Internal Revenue Service on policing virtual currencies such as bitcoin, according to the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. As with cash, the…