The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has inadvertently distributed 170,000 tax forms bearing the Social Security number of the intended recipient on the mailing label.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a spokeswoman for the agency said that the error is due to a computer-programming error at the printing company hired by the state. About 1.1 million booklets are mailed out to individual taxpayers who file their returns by mail, and the spokeswoman said that the error is limited to individual taxpayers who filed Form 1, the long form, to pay their most recent state income taxes.

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