The Postal Service announced in the Federal Register last week that they plan to allow employees to upload information from their IRS W-2 and 1095-C forms directly to a third-party tax preparation service. This will happen sometime after March 27, 2017.
The Postal Service is proposing modifications to [Privacy Act System of Records] 100.400 to reflect a new benefit to allow employees, who voluntarily elect to be able to automatically upload information from their individual W-2 and 1095-C forms directly to a third-party tax preparation service. Employee tax information, such as their Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement and Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage information, will remain securely safeguarded within USPS computer information systems and only uploaded to third-party tax preparation services upon voluntary request and consent of the individual employee. Uploading this information in a tax preparation service is considered an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) best practice. This will save employees from having to enter the information manually, providing convenience and reducing the risk of potential keying errors. Therefore, the [Privacy Act System of Records] is being revised to include an appropriate purpose, routine use for the transfer of tax information, and retention of the employee tax information.
First Name: Don
Last Name: Cheney
Union/Local: APWU – Auburn WA Local
Office held if any: Retired President