Huh? Electronic vs. Hardcopy records

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Huh? Electronic vs. Hardcopy records

Postby Judge Roy Bean » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:48 pm

I think we've achieved ludicrous speed:

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/06/19/58657.htm

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Re: Huh? Electronic vs. Hardcopy records

Postby The Observer » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:58 pm

I could understand the IRS position if they have not implemented a method to redact confidential information on the electronic version. I know that FOIA requests for documents will result in employees going over the paper documents and manually redacting such information to ensure that nothing of a confidential nature and/or security issue will be be disclosed.
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Re: Huh? Electronic vs. Hardcopy records

Postby LaVidaRoja » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:03 pm

HUH? indeed! Back in the last century, I spent one part of my career as a disclosure specialist. We used to routinely provide hard copies of transcripts and other documents that were prints of computer records. Under this interpretation, a taxpayer would be unable to access their own tax return if it was e-filed! I do believe that someone is going to have to make a retraction. Now, I could see if the situation is such that the IRS would have to print out the returns to provide them to people making inquiry. But, the last time I had occasion to review exempt org returns, I was able to access them on my home computer and print out what I wanted/needed.
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Re: Huh? Electronic vs. Hardcopy records

Postby Judge Roy Bean » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:28 am

LaVidaRoja wrote:HUH? indeed! ... But, the last time I had occasion to review exempt org returns, I was able to access them on my home computer and print out what I wanted/needed.


Something tells me the issue has something to do with who it is that is requesting the information at this particular time. :mouthshut:
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