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Publication 4812 – Contractor Security Controls

Functions as the standard for security controls to be employed by contractors who will have or need access to IRS information, and/or who will have or need access to, maintain or operate IRS information systems in order to perform or carry out and meet their contractual obligations. Publication 4812 is a “layperson's guide” to NIST SP 800-53 when access to IRS information or information systems under contracts for services on behalf of the IRS is outside of IRS controlled facilities or the direct control of the Service (as opposed to Internal Revenue Manual 10.8.1 - Information Technology (IT) Security, Policy and Guidance, which applies when contractors are accessing IRS information and information systems at Government controlled facilities).

Publication 4812 - Contractor Security Controls

Publication 4812a - Pocket Guide

State of Security Package

   Form 14419 - Contractor Statement of Security Assurance

   Form 14419A - Contractor Statement of Physical Security Assurance


Safeguarding Information and Unauthorized Disclosure Awareness

Contractors should make their employees aware of their responsibilities under the law to safeguard the information, the procedures to follow when data is lost or compromised, and the penalties for unauthorized disclosure. Please select the following hyperlinks for a brief video and Publication 4465A: Protecting Federal Tax Information Guide video and Protecting Federal Tax Information for Contractors regarding a contractors’ responsibilities to protect Federal Tax Information. This is recommended training and does NOT replace or satisfy the Contractor mandatory annual Security Awareness Training (SAT).


Just in Time: Tips for Protecting Federal Tax Information Poster Series on CD

Order Pub 4981 poster series on CD, Tips for Protecting Federal Tax Information poster series, directly on at Forms and Publications by U. S. Mail

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 22-Jan-2015