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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

Full Title


Abusive Transactions and Technical Issues ATTIE
Abusive Transactions Support Unit Database ATSU_DB
Academic Professional and Corporate Testing System AP&C
ACA Case Management ACM-CA
ACA Compliance Validation      ACV
ACA Compliance Validation Release 2.0 ACV 2.0
ACA Information Returns Database ACA/IRDB
ACA Verification Service AVS
Accounts Management Service AMS
Advanced Research Lab ARL
Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number ATIN
Affordable Care Act ACA
ACA Coverage Data Repository ACA CDR
ACA Information Returns AIR
AIMS – Computer Information System A-CIS
Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend AKPFD
Appeals Centralized Database System ACDS
Appeals Customer Service ACuServ
Appeals Secure Enterprise Messaging SEMS
Atlas Atlas
Audit Information Management System Reference AIMS-R
Automated Collection System ACS

Automated Computational Tool


Automated Questionable Credits AQC

AIMS Computer Information System


Automated Electronic Fingerprinting

Automated Freedom of Information Act AFOIA

Automated Insolvency System


Automated Lien System


Automated Manual Assessments AMA
Automated Non Master File ANMF
Automated Offer In Compromise


Automated Quarterly Excise Tax Listing, Milestone 4B AQETL
Automated Substitute for Returns (ASFR) System ASFR

Automated Substitute for Return A6020(b)

Automated Trust Fund Recovery Application ATFR
Automated Under Reporter AUR

Automated Under Reporter Inv. Strategy Database


Bank Discrepancy Application  
Bank Discrepancy BANK DISC
Bank Secrecy Act Dun & Bradstreet Project and Automated Internet Research Process BSA-D&B AIRP
Big Data Analytics BDA
Branded Prescription Drug BPD
Bring Your Own Device - Good for Enterprise BYOD
Brief Bank Brief Bank
Bulkdata Electronic File Transfer System BEFT
Business Master File BMF
Business Master File Document Specific Processing BDOCSPEC
Business Master File Case Creation Nonfiler Indentification Process BMF CCNIP
Business Master File-Individual Master File Notices Milestone 4B BMFIMMFNOT
Business Master File On-Line/Employee Plans Master File On-Line BMFOL/EMFOL
Business Master File - Statistics of Income BMF SOI
Business Objects Enterprise BOE

Certified Transcripts


CFO/ARDI Audit Management System  
Chapter Three Withholding CTW
Chief Counsel System Domain CC-1
Collection Due Process-Certified Mail System CDP-CMS
Combined Annual Wage Reporting CAWR
Combined FedState CombFS
Compliance Data Environment, Release 3 CDEr3

Compliance Data Warehouse

Compliance Research Information System CRIS

Compliance Research Initiative Tracking System

Contact Analytics CA
Contact Center GSS-15 GSS-15
Contact Recording for Taxpayer Assistance Centers CR-TAC
Continuing Education Provider Application Renewal System CEPARS
Control Data Analysis CDA-PCD
Convergence Jabber/WebEx, Convergence Jabber/WebEx Convergence Jabber/WebEX
Corporate Data Initiative CDI
Correspondence Examination Automation Support CEAS
Counsel Automated System Environment CASE
Counsel Litigation Support Project CLSP
CASE Management Information System CASE-MIS
Criminal Investigation - 1 General Support System CI–1 GSS
Criminal Investigation – 2 General Support System CI-2 GSS
Criminal Investigation Management Information System CIMS

Criminal Investigation Management Information System, integrated with, Asset Forfeiture Tracking and Retrieval


Custodial Audit Support Tracking System CASTS
Customer Account Data Engine CADE2
Customer Account Data Engine 2 - Database CADE - 2 DB
Customer Contact Database CCD
Customer Self Service Voice Response Unit CSS-VRU

Department of Labor Standards Enforcement

Dependent Data Base DDb
Digital Evidence Case Management DECM
Dun & Bradstreet Full Service Restaurants Database DB FSRDB
eAuthentication eAUTH
eAuth Data Extract EADE
eServices eServices
eBay/PayPal Law Enforcement eRequest System LERS
eDiscovery version 5 eDiscovery
Elections by Foreign Corporations EFC
Electronic Candidate Exam Results Tracking System eCerts
Electronic Crimes Environment ECE
Electronic Disclosure Information Management System
Electronic Faxic Fax
Electronic Faxic Fax e-FAX

Electronic Federal Payment Posting System

Electronic Filing of 1041 Returns EFS-1041
Electronic Filing of 94xXML Returns 94xXML
Electronic Filing Automated Report System EARS

Electronic Fraud Detection System

Electronic Installment Agreement eIA

Electronic Management System


Electronic MFTRA


Electronic Tax Administration Marketing Database

Electronic Tax Administration Research & Analysis System ETARAS
Electronic Tax Law Assistance System ETLA
Embedded Quality Review System EQRS
Embedded Quality Review System – Campus EQRS-C
Embedded Quality Review System Field EQRS-F
Employee Plans Audit Information Management System DPTE
Employee Plans/Exempt Organizations/Government Entities Audit Information Management System Report Processing System EARP

Employee Plans Master File


Employee Protection System EPS
Enforcement Revenue Information System ERIS
Employee Plans/Exempt Organizations Determination System EDS
Enterprise Business Intelligence Platform EBIP
Enterprise Convergence  
Enterprise Document Management Platform EDMP
Enterprise Fax Storage EFS
Enterprise Forensics & eDiscovery EnCase
Enterprise Informatica Platform EIP
e-Postcard Public Disclosure Application e-Postcard
Equifax eID Administration Console Equifax
E-trak Case and Correspondence Management System CCMS
e-Trak Civil Rights Division e-Track CRD

e-Trak Communications and Correspondence System Module

e-Trak C&C
e-Trak Non-Resident Filing e-Trak NRF
e-Trak Practitioner  
eTrak ROIU RTS System e-Trak ROIU
e-Trak Social Security Number Elimination Reduction eTrak SSN-ER
e-Trak Veterans Employment Tracking System e-Trak VETS
e-Trak Voluntary Disclosure Program e-Trak VDP
e-Trak Whistleblower Office e-Trak WO

Error Resolution System

Estate/Inheritance and Gift Non-Filer and Underreporter EGNFUR
Examination Desktop Support System EDSS
Examination Operational Automation Database EOAD

Examination Returns Control System


Excise Files Information Retrieval System ExFIRS
Exempt Organizations Compliance Area Database       EOCA Database
Exempt Organization Entity EOE
Exempt Organizations Extracts EXEMPTORG

Excise Files Information Retrieval System


Exempt Orgs & Govt Entities Audit System DEXP
Expatriate Database EXPAT BD
FAA Flight Request FAAFR
Facebook: IRS Recruitment Page  
Facilitated Self-Assistance Research Project FSRP
FACTA Withholding & Refund FACTA W&R
Federal Student Aid – Datashare FSA-D

Federal Tax Deposit

Federal Payment Levy Program FPLP
Federal/State Fed/State
Fed State Local Information Referrals FSLIR
Federal Unemployment Tax Act FUTA
Field Assistance Contact Recording FACR

Filing Information Returns Electronically


Financial Management Information System FMIS
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – Foreign Finance Institution Registration FATCA–FFIR
Fraud Inventory Management System FIMS

Generalized Mainline Framework

Generalized Unpostable Framework GUF
Get Transcript MS 4b GetTrans
GLDS Reimbursables Data Exchange GLDS Reimbursables
Global High Wealth Industry Workload Services Database GHW
Grant Solutions GS
Headquarters Employee Plans Inventory Control HQEP

Health Coverage Tax Credit


Identity Protection Pin MS 4b IPPIN
Individual Master File IMF
Individual Master File Document Specific IDOCSPEC
Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Real-Time System ITIN-RTS
Informant Claims Examination ICE
Information Reporting and Document Matching IRDM
Information Return Acceleration Workload IRA
Information Return Master File IRMF
Information Returns Processing IRP
Information Returns Processing Paper Documents IRPPD
Integrated Collection System ICS
Information Return Systems Modernization IRSM
Information Sharing and Reporting ISER

Integrated Data Retrieval System


Integrated Procurement System IPS
Integrated Production Model IPM

Integrated Submission and Remittance Processing System


Intelligent Business Solutions Advanced Research Lab (IBS ARL)

International Compliance Management Model ICMM
International Data Exchange Service IDES

International National Standard Application


International Passport Program Office

International Web Applications INTLWebApps
Inventory Delivery System IDS
Investigative Data Analytics IDA

Investigative Scanning & Document Management

Investigative Workstation IW Public Website

Issue Based Management Information System


Issue Management System Integration IMSI
Joint Operations Center National Data Center JOC-NDC
Lead Case Analysis 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
Law Enforcement eRequest System LERS
LB&I Data Capture System  
Letter & Information Network User-fee System LINUS
Link & Learn Taxes Automated Certification Tracking  
LMSB Decision Support & Data Capture System LMSB DCS
Large and Midsize Business 1446–6 International Database LMSB 1446-6
LMSB Workload Identification System LWIS
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic LITC
Mail Labels and Media Support MLMS
Making Work Pay MPW

Management Information System Data Warehouse


Media Activity Recording System MARS
Microfilm Replacement System MRS
Minister Waivers Min Waiv
Modernized e-File R 9.5 MeF
Modernized e-File Application Excise Tax for e-File MeF-ETEC
Modernized Enterprise Data Reporting MEDR
Modernized Internet Employer Identification Number Mod IEIN
Modified EP/EO Determination System MEDS
Name Search Facility NSF
National Account Profile NAP

National Research Program


Nationwide Tax Forum Online Feedback Form NTFO
Non-Resident Filing NRF
Notice Conversion NC
Notice Delivery System NDS
Notice Prints Processing NPP
Notice Review Processing System NRPS
Office of Tax Shelter Analysis Database OTSA

Offshore Compliance Initiative


Offshore Credit Card Program OCCP
On-Line Notice Review OLNR
Online Payment Agreement OPA
Operation Assistance Request Inventory OAR
Payer Master File PMF
Payment Mix Checker Tool PMCT
Payment Mix Comparison Tool Pilot PMCompT
Payment Tracer PT
Personal Global Positioning Systems GPS
Photocopy Refunds Program PHOREF
Political Action Committee/Political Organization Filing and Disclosure PAC527/POFD
Preparer Inventory PREP-INV
Public Information Officers Database PioNeer
Premium Tax Credit Estimator PTCE



Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Grant/Credit Program Project

Railroad Administration Passport RRA PP
Recruitment Tracking System R-TRAK
Referral Mail R-MAIL
Refund Hold Report RHR
Remittance Processing System RPS

Remittance Processing System - Pre-Mainline

Remittance Strategy for Paper Check Conversion RS-PCC
Remittance Transaction Research RTR

Report Generation Software

Reporting Compliance Case Management System RCCMS
Return Preparer Database RPD
Return Preparer Office Preparer Directory RPO
Return Preparer Registration - Identity Verification Service RPR-IVS
Return Review Program – Transition State RRP
Returns Inventory and Classification System-Compliance Decision Analytics RICS-CDA
Returns Inventory & Classification System RICS

Risk Based Scoring System Version 2.0

Return Transaction File Online RTFOL

Secure Document Delivery (Wells Fargo System)

Secure File Transfer SFT
Security Audit & Analysis System SAAS
Selection and Workload Classification Component SWC-C1

Service Center Recognition Image Processing System

Short Term Transcript ST-TRA
Social Security Administration Railroad Retirement Board 1099 SSA-RRB 1099
SPEC Total Relationship Management SPECTRM
Specialist Referral System SRS-2

SS-8 Integrated Case Processing System

Standard 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 Advocacy Management System, Release II SAMS-II
Tax Exempt/Exempt Government Entities Rulings and Agreements Control TRAC
Tax Forms & Pubs Oracle Program Tracking System TFPOPTS
Tax Return Database TRDB
Taxpayer Advocate Service Integrated System TASIS
Taxpayer Advocate Service Management Information System TAMIS
Taxpayer Digital Communications TDC
Taxpayer Protection Program                    TPP Db
Tax Professional Preparer Tax Identification Number System PTIN-TPPS
Third Party Contact TPC
Telework for Customer Service Representatives CSR
Title 31 Non-Banking Financial Institution Database  
U.S. Residency Certification US-CERT

Web-Based Employee Technical Time System

Web Currency & Banking Retrieval System WebCBRS
Where's My Refund WMR
Withholding Compliance System WHCS
Withholding & Refund W&R

YK1 Readiness



Survey and Social Media PIAs

Appeals Customer Satisfaction Survey ACSS
Individual Taxpayer Burden Surveys ITBS
Nationwide Tax Forums Customer Satisfaction Surveys Database NTF-CSSD
Taxpayer Advocate Service Customer Survey TAS-CS


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

IRS Headquarters Disclosure Office
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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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 18-Nov-2015