By Laurie A. Luebbert (North Carolina Business Daily)
Considering that Americans have to provide sensitive and private financial information to the IRS, Tax Day (Monday this year) is becoming more of a concern.
The possibility of the IRS leaking private information looms for many, including the Functional Government Initiative (FGI). Against that backdrop, the group has opened investigations in an effort to achieve transparency from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
“Tax Day may not be a fun day, and it certainly isn’t a cheap day, but it shouldn’t be a scary day,” Peter McGinnis, spokesperson for the FGI, told North Carolina Business Daily. “Yet, with leaks of sensitive data, targeting of organizations based on their politics, and an unprecedented power grab for more authority and IRS agents, this Tax Day should remind every American of the need for accountability at the IRS.”