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Security, Privacy and Tax Data Protection

Data Security

The site is part of and we follow industry and government specified security guidelines concerning the use of private and personal information. Without compromising on data security, we do strive to keep the user experience easy and convenient and we do regret if certain security measures might be inconvenient for you as security and convenience features can be at odds.

How w4forms Keeps Your Data Safe

These security controls include the guidelines of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the Protection of Data Privacy of Personal Data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Commerce's Fair Information Practices, and the CAN-SPAM Act.

The tools provide online options that can generate a full IRS Form W-4 based on data entry. Upon completion of a form, you can elect to have this form emailed to you and/or to your employer.

Security Features, Descriptions is an authorized e-file provider is an authorized IRS e-file provider.
Your tax information is secured through a Starfield Technologies® enabled 256 bit SSL encryption code between the web servers and your browser. The hardware servers are located at a non-disclosed, limited access, and highly bio-metric secured 24 hour monitored server location. is committed to keeping your tax information private and recognize the importance customers place on the privacy and confidentiality of their information.
Cookies are required to enable core site functionality and are automatically enabled when you use this site. They can also enhance the user viewing experience.
We don't do to others what we don't want to have done to ourselves: We dislike unwanted emails as much as most users. Thus, each time you enter your email address anywhere on, you can be assured that we will not share your email address with external or third parties, nor will you receive emails from anybody but
Emails required to perform tax return transactions e.g. acceptance, payment, request, rejection, support etc. email notifications. Transactional emails essential for a tax return transaction, thus users can not unsubscribe from Transactional Emails.
Tax newsletter, tax policy, service announcement emails are considered informational emails. Information on how to unsubscribe from Informational emails is listed via the link.
Fraud prevention: In early January, taxpayers can obtain their own IRS Identity Protection PIN or IP PIN for the current tax year return. See details on how to obtain your IP-PIN.
In order to obtain an IP-PIN, you register via on the IRS website.
The Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Your rights as a taxpayer: You have the right to know what you need to do to comply with U.S. tax laws. Taxpayers are entitled to have access to all the laws and IRS procedures in all tax forms, instructions, publications, etc. Through, we provide a database of searchable IRS forms and instructions as well as IRS publications. Taxpayers have the right to be informed of IRS decisions about personal income tax accounts and to receive clear explanations of the outcomes.
Catch up on the latest email phishing scams so you can keep your information safe. This page outlines text and email scams as well as other malpractices to be aware of when it comes to your personal information and data.
What to do if suspected identify theft occurred? For example, somebody filed with your Social Security Number either by mistake or intentionally. Or, what if your credit card was stolen and used by another person to file a tax return? practices privacy and safety across the site as well as within the eFile Tax App. We treat others the way we want to be treated - this is done by not storing unnecessary information, not giving away your email or other information, and not harassing you with spam or upgrades.