Overview#Federal Tax Information (FTI) is Protected Data by law and is restricted and intended only for inspection by authorized personnel. Section 6103 (p) (4) (C) of the Internal Revenue Code mandates “that access to tax returns and return information be restricted to persons whose duties require access and to whom disclosures may be made under provision of law”.
Authorized personnel are responsible for protecting Federal Tax information from any further disclosure and prohibited from disclosing this information to any other party or State agency.
Anyone not authorized to view this Federal Tax information is hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or action taken based on the contents of these documents is strictly prohibited.
Unauthorized disclosure, printing or publishing of any Federal return or return information may be punishable by fine or imprisonment or both, and in the case of Federal officers or employees, dismissal from office or employment. See Section 7213 of the Internal Revenue Code and 18 U.S.C. Section 1905.
In addition, Code Section 7431 provides for civil damages for unauthorized disclosure of such information.
IRS 7213A makes the unauthorized inspection of Federal return or return information a misdemeanor punishable by fines, imprisonment, or both. Also, Code Section 7431 provides for civil damages for the unauthorized inspection of such information.