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senate Bill S. 240

Should All Taxpayers be Able to Get an IRS PIN to Make Their Tax Returns More Secure?

Argument in favor

Identity theft tax refund fraud — in which fraudsters file false tax returns to steal people’s tax refunds — is a multi-billion dollar crime that costs taxpayers and the federal government time, money, and resources. Giving all taxpayers the option of getting PINs to add a layer of security to their tax returns will help combat this crime.

Shortfuse's Opinion
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05/04/2019
I love this idea. This number could be used as also as a voter ID number as a cross reference in addition to the Social Security number. Then people can vote from their homes or computers with both of these numbers. We should make filing a mandatory this where one could obtain this number. Roll it all up into one tiny bag of shit, & let’s do the census yearly and have the census questions put right on the back of your tax form done!
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KansasTamale's Opinion
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05/04/2019
AGREE. COMPLETELY. SHORTFUSE has a great idea. A PIN # that could be used also as a voter ID number as a cross reference in addition to the Social Security number. HOWEVER, people voting from their homes or computers is NOT A GOOD IDEA YET. This sounds good but until our government sees the importance of securing our internet & voting system I would NOT VOTE THAT WAY. The pin # could be used to sign in to vote speeding up the process or to put on the early voting ballots. Only one department would know whose PIN# was whose - the IRS. We should make filing an IRS form mandatory, this would allow every one to obtain a PIN # even if they don’t pay any taxes.
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Glowurm's Opinion
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05/04/2019
Great idea! Should go a long way to deter tax refunds from being stolen by thieves! Cndrla, you sure told Ms. Collins! Right on! Handing us a crumb does NOT MAKE UP for her vote on Kavanaugh or her not standing up to the ‘Tard, some call president. Steve, that’s exactly why we need it, I believe!
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Argument opposed

The IRS has already made the IP PIN pilot program available to victims of past identity theft tax fraud, as well as all residents of states where this crime is more likely to occur. Expanding the IP PIN program to all Americans prematurely, before the IRS is confident its system can handle it, risks putting too much pressure on the IRS’ system and compromising the IP PIN program.

Seth's Opinion
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05/04/2019
Abolish the IRS and all taxes on productivity and prosperity.
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Dennis's Opinion
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05/04/2019
Abolish IRS and go to a flat tax or national sales tax
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Kathy's Opinion
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05/04/2019
I don’t think it is needed. If someone is smart enough to hack into the IRS then a PIN number is not going to stop them. I think more important issues should be addressed like immigration etc
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      Committee on Finance
    IntroducedJanuary 28th, 2019
    I love this idea. This number could be used as also as a voter ID number as a cross reference in addition to the Social Security number. Then people can vote from their homes or computers with both of these numbers. We should make filing a mandatory this where one could obtain this number. Roll it all up into one tiny bag of shit, & let’s do the census yearly and have the census questions put right on the back of your tax form done!
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    Abolish the IRS and all taxes on productivity and prosperity.
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    AGREE. COMPLETELY. SHORTFUSE has a great idea. A PIN # that could be used also as a voter ID number as a cross reference in addition to the Social Security number. HOWEVER, people voting from their homes or computers is NOT A GOOD IDEA YET. This sounds good but until our government sees the importance of securing our internet & voting system I would NOT VOTE THAT WAY. The pin # could be used to sign in to vote speeding up the process or to put on the early voting ballots. Only one department would know whose PIN# was whose - the IRS. We should make filing an IRS form mandatory, this would allow every one to obtain a PIN # even if they don’t pay any taxes.
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    Abolish IRS and go to a flat tax or national sales tax
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    Great idea! Should go a long way to deter tax refunds from being stolen by thieves! Cndrla, you sure told Ms. Collins! Right on! Handing us a crumb does NOT MAKE UP for her vote on Kavanaugh or her not standing up to the ‘Tard, some call president. Steve, that’s exactly why we need it, I believe!
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    On the surface it makes sense. Do it.
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    I don’t think it is needed. If someone is smart enough to hack into the IRS then a PIN number is not going to stop them. I think more important issues should be addressed like immigration etc
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    Great Susan Collins, now why will you not stand up to the real threat to Americans? Threats such as CLIMATE CHANGE? Oh that’s right, you want more studies to see if climate change is real. 🖕I believe Science and not politicians who accept dark money from the fossil fuel industry to finance their next campaign. Protecting people’s tax information is not so important when the bees are gone. Not so important when water is undrinkable. Etc Etc Etc.... 2020 Maine will kick your fossil fuel loving ass to the curb🖕
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    👍🏻Senate Bill S. 240 AKA the “Taxpayer Identity Protection Act of 2019” I’m in strong agreement with and recommend the passage of Senate Bill S.240 AKA the Taxpayer Identity Protection Act of 2019 — would require the Treasury Dept. to expand its Identity Program PIN (IP PIN) pilot program, which provides PIN numbers that may be used in conjunction with a Social Security Number (SSN) or other identifying information to assist in verifying an individual’s identity upon request. The use of the PIN system is an option WHICH a taxpayer Could use but would not be a mandatory requirement to use. Purely voluntary. Identity theft tax refund fraud — in which fraudsters file false tax returns to steal people’s tax refunds — is a multi-billion dollar crime that costs taxpayers and the federal government time, money, and resources. Giving all taxpayers the option of getting PINs to add a layer of security to their tax returns will help combat this crime. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻S.240👍🏻👍🏻. 5.4.19.....
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    Abolish the IRS *AND* "income" tax! End punishment for success!
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    The tax payer ID pin is a good idea. However, it Must be fully funded giving the IRS resources they need to implement this and manage it properly! Oh, one more thing. By Susan Collins just dropping this little bit Common Sense piece of legislation doesn't make up for her unconscionable and Reckless decision the vote for obviously unqualified and corrupt lying Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court👎💩🗑
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    This really should have been a requirement a long time ago. The government can’t stand by and just let someone’s refund be stolen!
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    Yes, as one that was hacked I have one and I sleep better.
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    Our social security numbers were not to be used as an identification number. It says so on the card.
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    Dear senator, stop wasting our time with your sidelined ideas. When it comes to our democracy, healthcare, separation of families, Russian influencing our election or clean air and water, you are stone cold like ice and aren’t taking any actions to protect our country and our values and falling in line like a lapdog. So we don’t want to hear from you until you can stand up for us the 99% and our country.
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    Anything on line is hackable. A PIN is just another thing for hackers to learn how to hack. Cannot support this. Will it have nefarious uses ? 🤔
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    Question....If hackers could get all your other info.....couldn't they get your PIN #?
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    One caveat: it must cost nothing. That said, we'll never file online (or bank online). You think the IRS can't get hacked, and a four digit pin is going to save you?
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    Right kind of solution but thinking too small. We absolutely need a way to secure our tax retuns. AND we also need a way to secure our SS number so people dont use it fraudulently. Banks are losing billions (and we are paying for it). We also need a way to prove who is and isn't a US citizen on line so foreign agents can't pretend and disrupt our democracy. Dear CONGRESS: We the People are looking to you to look at the big picture and solve the big problems. If you need help with this I am willing to serve.
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    Since banks, the entire medical field, colleges, and everyone else refuses to stop using ones social security number as an ID then I guess this is the necessary result.
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