Security Statement

You have entered the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's (TAP) website. We use this website to provide information about TAP.

We will not collect personal information about you just because you visit this site.

Statistical Information
In order to improve the website for our visitors, we automatically collect and maintain statistical information from our site's data logs that show network traffic flow and volume. This information is:

  • The Internet Protocol Number; and
  • The date and time the IRS website is visited.

This information does not identify individual visitors. It is retained for a minimum of 90 days to comply with National Archives' record-keeping requirements.

We make no attempts to identify individual users unless we suspect illegal behavior. To keep this service available and secure, we monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the website. By using this website you consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 USC Sections 1001 and 1030.

If You Send Us Information Online
This site takes input from taxpayers but is not equipped to handle any of your private information. Please do not include your name, address, phone, email address, Social Security number or any other personal information. Information about other tax help programs are available on this site to direct you to resources if further assistance is required.

Your email comes to us anonymously. If you have suggestions or questions that you would like TAP to address and would like a response, please leave contact information so the panel can answer your inquiry.

Federal Advisory Committee Act
As a Federal Advisory Committee, all information received by TAP is public record. Therefore, if you leave personal information on this site, your information is also public record and can be disclosed at a public meeting, in the panel's meeting minutes and, under the Freedom of Information Act, be provided to anyone who asks for information.