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Privacy Impact Assessments - PIA

The IRS conducts a PIA on information systems that collect personally identifiable information. Performing Privacy Impact Assessments ensures that:

  • the public is aware of the information we collect about them;
  • any impact these systems have on personal privacy is adequately addressed; and,
  • we collect only enough personal information to administer our programs, and no more.

In addition, PIAs confirm that we use the information for the purpose intended; that the information remains timely and accurate; and that it is protected while we have it and that we hold it only for as long as we need it.

As indicated by "XXXXX" some of these documents are edited, or redacted. We have withheld information that, if released might harm our systems, compromise law enforcement efforts or, jeopardize competitive business interests.

PIAs are available in either HTML or PDF format. If no link is provided, then the PIA is not yet available. (See text below the listing for additional information.)

Application PIAs

Social Media PIAs

Survey PIAs


Application PIAs


Full Title

Acronym

990 AWS Public Data Set 990/AWS
1120-F Non-Filer/Delinquent Return Program NONF
4980H Secure Server  
A
Abusive Transactions Support Unit Database ATSU_DB
Academic Professional and Corporate Testing System AP&C
ACA Case Management ACM-CA
ACA Compliance Validation 2.0 ACV 2.0
ACA Coverage Data Repository ACA CDR
ACA Information Returns AIR
ACA Information Returns Database ACA/IRDB
ACA Verification Service AVS
Account Management Service AMS
Advanced Research Lab ARL
Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number ATIN
Affordable Care Act ACA
Affordable Care Act (ACA) LINUX Platform GSS-41
Affordable Care Act Program rel. 7.0 ACA IS
Affordable Care Act State Research Database ACA State Research
AIMS – Computer Information System A-CIS
Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend AKPFD
Appeals Centralized Database System ACDS
Appeals Collector Pro Web Version AP-CPOWeb
Audit Information Management System - Reference AIMS-R
Audit Information Management System (AIMS) Related Reports AIMSRR
Automated 6020b A6020(b)
Automated Collection System ACS
Automated Electronic Fingerprinting AEF
Automated Freedom of Information Act AFOIA
Automated Insolvency System AIS
Automated Lien System ALS-Entity
Automated Manual Assessments AMA
Automated Non Master File ANMF
Automated Offer In Compromise AOIC
Automated Quarterly Excise Tax Listing, Milestone 4B AQETL
Automated Questionable Credits AWC
Automated Substitute for Returns (ASFR) System ASFR
Automated Trust Fund Recovery Application ATFR
Automated Underreporter AUR
B
Bank Discrepancy BANK DISC
Bankruptcy Refund Turnover - Chapter 7 Standardized Form Pilot  
Big Data Analytics BDA
Branded Prescription Drug BPD
Bring Your Own Device 2.0-BlackBerry Work BYOD 2.0
Business Master File BMF
Business Master File Document Specific Processing BDOCSPEC
Business Master File Case Creation Nonfiler Indentification Process BMF CCNIP
Business Master File Identitiy Check BMFIC
Business Master File-Individual Master File Notices Milestone 4B BMFIMMFNOT
Business Master File - Statistics of Income BMF SOI
C
CC eDiscovery SaaS Cloud  Solution CC eDisc SaaS
CFO/ARDI Audit Management System CAMS
Certified Professional Employer Organization and 501(c)(4) Registration CPEO & 501(c)(4)
Chapter Three Withholding CTW
Chief Counsel Advice Check System CCA Check
Collection Activity Reports/Statutory Reports CARSR
Combined Annual Wage Reporting CAWR
Combined FedState CSFS
Commissioner's Correspondence e-trak CC-ECCO
Common Business Services Release 1 CBS
Common Data Processing Framework CDPF
Compliance Data Environment CDE
Compliance Data Environment, Release 3 CDEr3
Compliance Data Warehouse CDW
Contact Center GSS-15 GSS-15
Contact Recording CR
Continuing Education Provider Registration and Tracking System CE-PRATS
Convergence/Jabber/WebEx CWMS
Corporate Data Initiative CDI
Correspondence Examination Automation Support CEAS
Counsel Automated Systems Environment – Management CASE-MIS
Criminal Investigation - 1 General Support System CI-1-GSS
Criminal Investigation Electronic Crimes Environment CI2/ECE
Criminal Investigation Use of Stringray II Stingray II
Criminal Investigation Refund Fraud and Crimes Prevention Support Services C4S
Custodial Audit Support Tracking System CASTS
Customer Account Data Engine CADE 2
Customer Contact Database CCD
Cybersecurity Data Warehouse CSDW
D
Data Capture System DCS
Data Services Framework DSF
Department of Labor Standards Enforcement DLSE
Dependent Data Base         DEPDB
Direct Payment Bonds DPB
Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications RPO
Discrepancy DSRP
E
eAuthentication eAUTH
eAuthentication Data Extract RAAS EDA
Electronic Contract File ECFM
Electronic Enterprise Fax EEFAX
Electronic Federal Payment Posting System EFPPS
Electronic Filing of 94xXML Returns 94xSML
Electronic Fraud Detection System EFDS
Electronic Master File Transcript Requests EMFTRA
Electronic Recovery and Access to Data ERAD
Electronic Tax Administration Research & Analysis System ETARAS
Electronic Tax Court System eTCS
Electronic Web Publication EWord
Embedded Quality Review System – Campus EQRS-C
Embedded Quality Review System Field EQRS-F
Employee Plans Master File EPMF
Employee Plans Master File SC EPMF-SC
Employee Plans/Exempt Organizations Determination System EDS
EmployerW2 2016 and EmployerW2 2016WMT dbs  
Enforcement Revenue Information System ERIS
Enterprise Business Intelligence Platform EBIP
Enterprise Document Management Platform EDMP
Enterprise Fax Storage EFS
Enterprise LINUX Platform GSS-42
Enterprise Telephone Database ETD-1
EP/EO/GE AIMS Report Processing System EARP
ePostcard ePostcard
Error Resolution System ERS
eServices eServices
Estate/Inheritance and Gift Non-Filer and Underreporter EGNFUR
eSummons-Secure Data transport eSummons SDT
e-Trak Case and Correspondence Management System CCMS
e-Trak Civil Rights Division e-Trak CRD
E-Trak EPS E-TRAK EPS
e-Trak Practitioner e-Trak Practitioner
e-Trak ROIU RTS System e-Trak ROIU
e-Trak Safeguards e-Trak SFG
e-Trak SS8 Application e-Trak SS8
e-Trak Voluntary Disclosure Program e-Trak VDP
e-Trak Whistleblower e-TRAK WB
Examination Operational Automation Database EOAD
Examination Returns Control System ERCS
Excise Files Information Retrieval System ExFIRS
Exempt Organizations Compliance Area Classification Database EOCA
Exempt Organizations Compliance Area Database EOCAD
Expatriate Database EXPAT DB
ExSTARS Excise Summary Terminal Activity Reporting System ExSTARS
F
FAA Flight Request FAAFR
FATCA Foreign Financial Institution Registration System FATCA-FFIR
FATCA Qualified Intermediary/Withholding Foreign Partnership/Withholding Foreign Trust (QI/WP/WT) Application and Account Management, QI System FATCA-QI
FATCA Withholding & Refund FATCA W&R
FED/State/Local Information Referrals FSLIR
Federal Investigative Standards -Tax Check Service FIS-TIS
Federal Payment Levy Program FPLP
Federal/State Fed/State
Federal Student Aid – Datashare FSAD
Federal Unemployment Tax Act FUTA
Field Assistance Contact Recording FACR
Field Assistance Scheduling Tool FAST
Filing Information Returns Electronically FIRE
Financial Management Information System FMIS
First Time Home Buyers Credit Lookup Tool FTHBC
Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act Database FIRPTA DB
Fraud Inventory Management System FIMS
Frivolous Return Program FRP
Project: FTC Delivery of Identity Theft data to IRS 14039-SDT
G
Generalized Mainline Framework GMF
Generalized Unpostable Framework GUF
Get Transcript, Get Trans GetTrans
GHW Workload Services Database GHW
GLDS Reimbursables Data Exchange GLDS RA
GLDS Task, Request, and Case Management System TRACMS
Global High Wealth Industry Workload Services Database GHW
Green Dot Bank API Web Service  
GSS-24 UNIX GSS-24
H
I
ID.me ID.me
Identity Protection PIN IPPIN
IM Incident Data Storage IM ITM
Imputed Underpayment Calculator Tool IUCT
Income and Family Size Verification  IFSV
Individual Master File IMF
Individual Master File Document Specific IDOC SPEC
Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Real-Time System ITIN-RTS
Information Reporting and Document Matching IRDM
Information Return Acceleration Workload IRA
Information Returns Database IRDB
Information Returns Processing IRP
Information Return Processing System IRPS
Information Sharing & Reporting - Sharing ISRR
Information Returns Processing Paper Documents IRPPD
Integrated Collection System ICS
International Compliance Management Model Federal International Return ICMM-FIR
International Web Applications INTWA
Information Return Systems Modernization IRSM
Insolvency Interface Program IIP
Integrated Data Retrieval System IDRS
Integrated Financial Services IFS
Integrated Procurement System IPS
Integrated Production Model IPM
Integrated Submission and Remittance Processing System ISRP
Interactive Tax Assistant/Interactive Tax Law Assistant ITA/ITLA
International Compliance Management Model ICMM
International Data Exchange Service IDES
Inventory and Classification Database ICDP
Inventory Delivery System IDS
Investigative Data Examination Application IDEA
Investigative Workstations IW
IP Camera Systems IP CAMERA
IRS Direct Pay IDP
IRS Identity Validation/Out of Wallet OOW
IRS Integrated Enterprise Portals IEP
IRS Marketing Express IME
IRS Video Portal File Management System IVPFMS
IRS2Go IRS2Go
Issue Based Management Information System IBMIS
Issue Management System IMS
J
Joint Operations Center National Data Center JOC-NDC
K
L
Late Reply Tool LRT
Law Enforcement eRequest System LERS
Lead Cae Analytics LCA
Lead Development Center Database LDC-DB
Lead Management - Bank LMB
Lead Management Blue Bag LMBB
Lead Management – Fraud Referral & Evaluation FRE
Lead Management Offset Reversal Leads OSRL
Lead Management - R17.18.19 LMR
Letter & Information Network User-fee System LINUS
Light Client Technology Demonstration LCTD
Link and Learn Taxes L&L
LMSB Workload Identification System LWIS
Locator Services System - Address Research LSS-ADR
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic LITC
M
Mail Labels and Media Support MLMS
Masterfile - IAP GSS-21
Microfilm Replacement System MRS
Ministerial Waiver Min Waiv
Modernized e-File R10 MeF
Modernized Internet Employer Identification Number Mod IEIN
Modified EP/EO Determination System MEDS
moveLINQ moveLINQ
Multi Employer Certification Application MECA
N
Name Search Facility NSF
National Account Profile NAP
National Research Program NRP
Nationwide Tax Forum Online Feedback Form NTFO
Non-Bank Trustee NBT
Non-Resident Filing NRF
Notice Conversion NC
Notice Delivery System NDS
Notice Print Processing NPP
Notice Review Processing System NRPS
O
Office 365 ProPlus OFF-365-PP
Offshore Compliance Initiative OCI
Online Account OLA
Online Notice Review OLNR
Online Payment Agreement OPA
Operation Assistance Request Inventory OAR
Order A Transcript (by Mail) OAT
P
Partnership Control System PCS
Payer Master File PMF
Payment Tracer PT
PDC - ConServes Collection Management System PDC-CCMS
PDC - The CBE Group, Inc. Collection System PDC-CBE.CCS
PDC - Performant Recovery Collections PDC-PRC
PDC - Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc. PDC-PCR
PeopleTrak PTrak
Personal Global Positioning Systems GPS
Photocopy Refunds Program PHOREF
Pindrop - Technical Demonstration Pindrop
PIV Background Investigation Process PBIP
Planning and Programs Inventory Tracking System PITS
Political Action Committee/Political Organization Filing and Disclosure PAC527/POFD
Preparer Inventory PREP-INV
Premium Tax Credit Estimator PTCE
Prisoner Reporting Tool PRT
Private Debt Collection Data Transfer Component PDC-PDTC
Program 690-S P 690-S
Q
R
Railroad Administration Passport RRA PP
Redesigned Revenue Accounting Control System RRACS
Referral Database REFD
Refund Hold Report RHR
Reimbursable Accounts System REACS
Remittance Processing System - Pre-Mainline RPS-PM
Remittance Strategy for Paper Check Conversion RS-PCC
Remittance Transaction Research RTR
Report Generation Software RGS
Reporting Compliance Case Management System RCCMS
Research and Inventory System EPCU RISE
Response Tracking Tool RTT
Return Preparer Database RPD
Return Preparer Registration - Identity Verification Service RPR-IVS
Return Review Program – Transition State RRP
Returns Inventory & Classification System RICS
Return Transaction File Online RTFOL
S
Safeguarding Personally Identifiable Information Data Extracts (SPIIDE) automated Data Loss Prevention (DLP) System, DLP DLP
Secure Document Delivery (Wells Fargo System) SDD
Secure Object Repository SOR
Security Audit & Analysis System SAAS
Selection and Workload Classification Component SWC
Service Center Recognition Image Processing System SCRIPS
Service Wide Employment Tax Research System SWETRS
Share Point 2013 SP
Skype for Business SfB
Social Security Administration Railroad Retirement Board 1099 SSA-RRB 1099
SPEC Total Relationship Management SPECTRM
Specialist Referral System SRS
Square Axway Transfer Service SATS
SS-8 Integrated Case Processing System SS8ICP
Standardized IDRS Access Tier II SIA
Standard Corporate Files On-Line (CFOL) Access Protocol SCAP
Standard CFOL Overnight Processing SCOP
State Income Tax Levy Program SITLP
Statistics of Income Distributed Processing System SOI-DPS
System 7.3 ACA Data Mart SYS 7.3 ACA DATA MART
System 7.5-IT Operational Reporting SyS7.5-ITOR
System 61 Business Analytics (BA) System 61 BA
System Advocacy Management System, Release II SAMS-II
T
TAS Advocate Toolkit TASIS
TAS International Taxpayer Rights Conference ATK
TAS Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Toolkit LTK
TAS TAPSpace TAPSpace
TAS Tax Toolkit TTL
Tax and Tribal Database TTDB
Tax Refund Offset Program TRO
Tax Return Database TRDB
Taxpayer Advocate Management Information System TAMIS
Taxpayer Advocate Service Integrated System  
Taxpayer Digital Communication - Outbound Notification TDC-ON
Taxpayer Digital Communications TDC
Taxpayer Protection Program         TPP
Tax Litigation Counsel Automated Tracking System TLCATS
Tax Professional Preparer Tax Identification Number System TPPS
Third Party Contact TPC
TINV-Enterprise Common Service TINV-ECS
Title 31 Non-Banking Financial Institution Database Title 31
Toolkit Suite With Command Centre TSCC
TPP Idverify Idverify
Tribal Database TDB
U
United States Residency Certification US CERT
V
Veterans Employment Tracking System e-Trak VETS
W
W-2 Verification Code Pilot Validation Tool W2VC
Wage/Withholding Only WOW
Web Applications Platform Environments WebApps Platform
Web Currency & Banking Retrieval System WebCBRS
Web Content Management System WCMS
Where's My Amended Return WMAR
Where's My Refund WMR
WiFi Tools for analysis & GEO locating Program WTAG
Window 10 To Go WIN 2 GO
Withholding Compliance System WHCS
Withholding & Refund W&R
X
Y
YK1 Readiness YK1
Z

 


Social Media PIAs

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Acronym

Eventbrite EVENTBRITE
Facebook: IRS Return Preparer Office Page  
Google Plus  
HootSuite  
ImproveIRS.gov  
Instagram  
internalrevenueservice.tumblr.com IRS Tumblr
IRS EITC Awareness Thunderclap Thunderclap
IRS Nationwide Tax Forums (NTF) - Facebook NTF
IRS Nationwide Tax Forums (NTF) - LinkedIn NTFL
Facebook Page  
IRS Recruitment Facebook Page     IRFP
IRSenEspanol.tumblr.com IRS Tumblr Spanish
IRS YouTube Channels YouTube
LinkedIn  
Nina Olson and YourVoiceAtIRS Medium
Taxpayer Advocate Service Facebook    TAS Facebook
Taxpayer Advocate Service LinkedIn TAS LinkedIn
Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) YouTube TASNTA
Twitter@IRSNews  
Twitter@IRSRecruitmant TWIR
Twitter@IRStaxpros  
Twitter@YourVoiceAtIRS  

Survey PIAs

Full Title

Acronym

2015 Web-First Strategy Conjoint Customer Satisfaction Survey SOI-489
2018 IRS Tax Forum EITC Focus Groups SOI-518
2018 Virtual Service Delivery Survey CS-16-476
Adjustments Customer Satisfaction Survey CSAT
Affordable Care Act Employer Information Reporting Readiness Survey DOI-15-001
American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Survey DOI 16-001
Automated Collection System (ACS) Customer Satisfaction Survey Toll Free BU-16-408
Automated Collection System Support (ACSS) Customer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-437
Automated Underreporter (AUR) Customer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-411
Automated Underreporter (AUR) Customer Satisfaction Survey Mail BU-16-412
Campus Correspondence Exam (CCE) Customer Satisfaction Survey BU 16-368
Campus Correspondence Exam (CCE) Customer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-409
Campus Correspondence Exam (CCE) Customer Satisfaction Mail Survey BU-16-410
(CARE) Field Assistance Customer Satisfaction Survey BU 16-426
CAS Practitioner Priority Survey CS 16-423
CAS E-Help Customer Survey BU-16-420
Compliance Center Exam (CCE) Toll-free-IVR BU 16-430
Compliance Services Collection Operation (CSCO) Customer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-407
Consumer Tipping Survey OPC-16-148
Convenient & Efficient Service in the Future State  
Correspondence Exam Secure Messaging Survey CS 1090-0008
Customer Account Services (CAS) Injured Spouse Customer Satisfaction FY2015 Knowledge Gap Testing Research SOI-494
Customer Account Services (CAS) TEGE Toll-free Customer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-425
Customer Assistant Relationship & Education (CARE) Media & Publications Customer Survey BU 16-438
Customer Satisfaction Evaluation Survey, Governmental Liaison, Disclosure and Safeguards CS-15-462
Customer Satisfaction Survey Collection CS-17-478
Demand Migration - Benchmarking Analysis Interviews SOI-493
Employment Tax Customer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-406
Estate and Gift Tax Customer Satisfaction Survey  
Excise Tax Customer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-404
Federal Employee/Retiree Delinquency Initiative FERDI
Field Collection Customer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-402
FTD Alert Customer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-467
Indian Tribe Government (ITG) and Tax Exempt Bond (TEB) Customers Satisfaction Survey CS-17-487
Innocent Spouse (ISP) Cutomer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-433
Innocent Spouse (ISP) Customer Satisfaction Survey BU-16-434
IRS Individual Taxpayer Burden Surveys TCBS-002
IRS Oversight Board Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey (CTAS)       CS 16-470
IRS Taxpayer Compliance Burden Surveys     TCBS
Language Services Needs Assessment Tax Forum Survey 2017 CS-17-480
LB&I Compliance Assurance Process Survey  
LB&I Domestic Survey 2016  BU-16-391
LB&I Pilot Exam Campaign Survey PC
Letters & Notices Focus Group    
M&P Spanish Pub 17 Focus Group SOI-516
Nationwide Tax Forum 2018 Form 1099-MISC Filing Compliance Form SOI-519
Phase III of Automated Scripting and Routing Research - Testing the IRS Individual Toll-Free Line (800-TAX-1040) SOI-513
Private Collection Agency Survey CS-17-481
Return Preparer Office CE Provider Customer Satisfaction Survey RPO CE Provider Survey
SOI Tax Statistics Survey CS-15-463
SSA Identity Proofing Customer Satisfaction Survey CS-17-483
TAS Underserved Survey TUS
Tax Professionals Focus Groups SOI-509
Taxpayer Advocate Service Customer Satisfaction Survey CS-18-491
Taxpayer Experience Group Focus Group SOI-515
Taxpayer Experience Survey SOI-495
Taxpayer Experience Survey BU-16-395
Taxpayer Experience Survey    SOI-507
Taxpayer Interactions and Compliance Attitudes CS-17-484
TE/GE Customer Education and Outreach Survey  
TEGE Toll Free Survey BU 16-424
Third Party Refund Status Application Programming Interface Pilot CS-16-471
Third Party Refund Status Application Programming Interface Pilot 2 SOI-506
Usability Testing of Prototypes SOI-508
Virtual Service Delivery VSD
W&I ITIN Program Changes:  Taxpayer Experince with the ITIN Application and Renewal Process CS-493
W&I Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC) Partner Customer Satisfaction Survey BU 16-418
W&I Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) Customer Expectations Survey CS-15-464
Wage & Investment E-Help Desk Focus Groups SOI-522
   

 

For questions regarding disclosure procedures or to request IRS records and documents, you may contact:

IRS Headquarters Disclosure Office
OS:P:GLD:D
1111 Constitution Avenue, N.W .
Washington, DC 20224

For questions regarding the Privacy Impact Assessment process at the IRS:

Director, Office of Privacy
Internal Revenue Service
Room 7050 OS:P:PIP
1111 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20224

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