The Internal Revenue Service is pilot testing a new program for conducting correspondence examinations of taxpayers using secure messaging technology that will also include their tax practitioners who have power of attorney.

In an email to tax professionals Friday, the IRS said it plans to invite approximately 8,000 taxpayers who are undergoing correspondence examinations to communicate with the agency via the new secure messaging technology. The pilot program, known as IRS Taxpayer Digital Communications (TDC) Secure Messaging, has already begun for correspondence examinations involving Schedule A and has now expanded to include several other issues.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Accounting Today content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access