The Right to Confidentiality – Taxpayer Bill of Rights

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Do you know your rights as a U.S. taxpayer? Collectively, your 10 rights are called the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. One is “the right to confidentiality.” That includes: the IRS generally won’t share information you provide with any third parties, without your permission; the agency generally can’t contact third parties (such as employers or banks) for information without first giving you reasonable notice; and you have the right to expect appropriate action against anyone who wrongfully uses or discloses your tax return information. Here’s the full Taxpayer Bill of Rights:

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