Security, Privacy and Tax Data Protection


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Stop Identity Theft with Your Own IP-PIN: Get a free Identity Protection Personal Identification Number from the IRS. Details on how to obtain your IP-PIN.

We at follow industry and government specified security guidelines concerning the use of private and personal information. However, in simple terms, security and convenience don't like each other. Without compromising on data security, we do strive to keep the user experience easy and convenient, and we do regret if certain security measures might be inconvenient for you.

These security controls include the guidelines of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the Protection of Data Privacy of Personal Data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Commerce's Fair Information Practices, and the CAN-SPAM Act.


Security Features, Descriptions
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Authorized eFile Provider is an authorized by the IRS to be an official Federal Tax Return Provider. is a verified Authorize.Net merchant. All credit card transactions will be processed via this payment gateway.
Your tax information is secured through a Starfield Technologies® enabled 256 bit SSL encryption code between the web servers and your browser. The hardware servers are located at a non-disclosed, limited access, and highly bio-metric secured 24 hour monitored server location. is committed to keeping your tax information private and recognize the importance customers place on the privacy and confidentiality of their information.
Cookies are required to enable core site functionality and are automatically enabled when you use this site. They can also enhance the user viewing experience.
We don't do to others what we don't want to have done to ourselves: We dislike unwanted emails as much as most users. Thus, each time you enter your email address anywhere on, you can be assured that we will not share your email address with external or third parties, nor will you receive emails from anybody but
Emails required to perform tax return transactions e.g. acceptance, payment, request, rejection, support etc. email notifications. Transactional emails essential for a tax return transaction, thus users can not unsubscribe from Transactional Emails.
Tax newsletter, tax policy, service announcement emails are considered informational emails. Information on how to unsubscribe from Informational emails is listed via the link.
Fraud prevention: Early January taxpayers can obtain their own IRS Identity Protection PIN or IP PIN for the current tax year return. Details on how to obtain your IP-PIN.
During the summer of 2022, the IRS is planning to implement new IRS account security standards provided by However, part of this has been reverted following backlash: Individual taxpayers and tax professionals were to be required to verify their identity through by uploading government documents, taking a video selfie, and filling out personal information, etc. based on NIST 800-63-3 IAL2+Liveness and AAL2 secure login requirements. This feature is no longer required as of February 7, 2022.
Your Right As a Taxpayer: You have the right to know what you need to do to comply with the US tax laws. Taxpayers are entitled to have access to all the laws and IRS procedures in all tax forms, instructions, publications etc. Taxpayers have the right to be informed of IRS decisions about personal income tax accounts and to receive clear explanations of the outcomes.
Review this Flowchart and you will better understand the life cycle or roadmap of a Taxpayer's IRS Tax Return. From e-Filing to notifications and appeals.
Be aware of Deepfake deceptions.
Tax return related phishing scams
The latest email phishing scams.
Identity theft
What to do if suspected identify theft occurred? For example, somebody filed with your Social Security Number either by mistake or intentionally. Or, what if your credit card was stolen and used by another person to file a tax return?
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