Tax Software (USA)

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Howard Kaikow, Feb 11, 2007.

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  1. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    Is there proof that using tax software such as TurboTax or TaxCut does NOT reveal any info to others?
     
  2. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Administrator

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    Would you care to elaborate with some specific concerns?

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  3. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    How do we know whether the program is farming the info we enter?
     
  4. BlueZannetti

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    As with any information that you provide to anyone in any context, be that a physician, an employer, the government, or a friend, you either trust them to the level of confidentiality that they've either agreed to or to which they are legally bound, or you do not.

    You can visit the respective tax software sites and peruse their security and pivacy statements as well as anyone. You either believe that they employ suitable measures and safeguards or you don't.

    As for your request of proof...., your general question, as stated, does not have an a priori constructable answer. As far as I know, the converse is true - no tax software provider has been shown to farm user data to date. At least with the product that I use, explicit security and privacy statements are made which, if violated, would arguably cause the demise of the business. Given this rather draconian end result, it's not something I lay awake pondering at night.

    Blue
     
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