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As you are no doubt aware, IRS regulations regarding the unauthorized disclosure of tax return information went into effect on January 1st. While failure to comply could result in criminal penalties as well as fines, there is still considerable confusion about the regulations and their application. For example, you may now need written permission from certain clients to send them your newsletters.

The following links and documents may help you to navigate the various provisions of this regulation.
If you are aware of other helpful sites, please send the information to

INPACT Listserve:

INPACT has created a listserve,, for members to discuss this issue.
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For more information about this listserve, see IRC7216 Listserve Instructions.

Resources from INPACT Members:

Internal Revenue Service:


  • IRC7216 Practice Guide
  • IRC7216 Article
  • IRC7216 Article-Footnote#49
  • March 3, 2009
    The AICPA is sponsoring a one-hour Q&A webinar on March 3rd which will be recorded. The webinar presenters acknowledge that there is little clarity to this regulation but will address as many questions as they can with insights gleaned from their discussions with the IRS. An archive of the webinar will be available on their website:


PDI Global:

Additional Resources:

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