San Francisco-thousands of tax payments and other correspondence sent to the Internal Revenue Service, some of it possibly from Idaho and Washington, was dumped into San Francisco Bay after an automotive accident.
15,000 taxpayers were recovered from the accident.
The IRS says the taxpayers who are affected could include residents of Idaho and several other Western states and vacated also include anyone who mailed an IRS tax payment to the agencies San Francisco post office between September 1 and September 11.
The IRS says it will waive interest and penalties for any affected taxpayers.
This brings several questions to mind...
First off, what are these doing in a vehicle in the first place? I thought the post office was delivering delivering these to the IRS office.
Second, I think it is very nice of them to waive interest and penalties for losing these records.
Lastly, when you are talking about identity theft, just how secure is the information that is being sent to the IRS office?