Senator Braun, colleagues call for an investigation after confidential information from IRS was disclosed

WASHINGTON – ProPublica published a “ vast trove” of taxpayer information provided to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that appears to be confidential information and protected under federal law from disclosure. Senator Mike Braun and colleagues Senator Mike Lee, Senator Marsha Blackburn, Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Ron Johnson sent letters to the Acting Treasury Inspector General and the Inspector General for Tax Administration to request a prompt investigation into how this IRS information was lost and to hold individuals accountable who shared confidential tax information. 

“Taxpayers must have the utmost confidence in federal institutions that house their personal and confidential information,” the senators wrote in the letter.
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