A guidebook published by the IRS listing the responsibilities of tax preparers who work in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. Such responsibilities include the duty of tax preparers to maintain confidentiality and not to use the information they learn for illegal or unethical purposes. The guidebook states that tax preparers must keep the information that they learn about clients confidential unless required by law not to do so. The document highlights penalties for non-compliance.
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