Lack of IRS Paper-Based Documents Harms Millions of Americans
American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) denying paper-based information and services. “The number of people who experienced identity theft while filing their taxes in 2016 is approximately the population of Anaheim, California or Tampa, Florida. With news of data hacks and security breaches breaking regularly, government officials have increasingly turned to paper-based documents for added protection. “Citizens will be complying with new tax rules this year. Unfortunately, the IRS no longer makes printed instructions available unless ordered for payment. Readily available, printed instructions will be needed more than ever before as people prepare their tax returns given these changes. Click Read More below for additional information.