The Office of Governmental Liaison develops and implements cooperative partnerships between the IRS and state tax agencies, as well as other federal and local government agencies. Partnering with state and local taxing agencies saves government resources by reducing duplication of effort. Together, we help achieve mutually beneficial goals of improving voluntary compliance, increasing the efficiency of tax administration, and reducing taxpayer burden.
The IRS information sharing program saves government resources by partnering with agencies at all levels of government to enhance voluntary compliance with tax laws.
The Safeguards Program and staff are responsible for ensuring that federal, state and local agencies receiving federal tax information protect it as if the information remained in IRS’s hands.
The postal addresses for mailing IRS FOIA requests.
This video on disclosure awareness discusses what access to Federal Tax Information (FTI) is and how to guard it. It also covers how the disclosure of that information is protected by law.
Pub 4761 provides state tax and federal agency employees with basic information about: the provisions of §6103 that protect tax returns and return information and the civil and criminal penalties for unauthorized accesses or disclosures.
This video companion to Pub 4761 provides state tax and federal agency employees with basic information about: the provisions of §6103 that protect tax returns and return information and the civil and criminal penalties for unauthorized accesses or disclosures.
When using FTI, state agencies need to be aware of "need and use" policy to avoid possible disclosure of sensitive information. This video explains the requirement for state tax agencies to establish that they have a tax administration need for federal tax information they request and that they will use it for tax purposes only.
Protect confidential tax and other sensitive information by knowing the points of risk at which it is most vulnerable. This video describes when sensitive information is at greatest risk and the simple actions you can take to prevent loss or compromise of this valuable asset.
Order Pub 4981 poster series on CD, Tips for Protecting Federal Tax Information on IRS.gov at Forms and Publications by U. S. Mail