The Office of Governmental Liaison develops and implements cooperative partnerships between the IRS and federal, state, and local government agencies. Partnering with federal agencies and 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.

IRS information sharing programs save government resources through partnerships between IRS and federal, state, and municipal governmental agencies.

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.