Stephen C. Fox, retired
U.S. International Tax
Steve Fox has retired
   International Tax      Privacy and Security

Your privacy and the security of your information are very important to me.  To protect you,
  • I do not release your information to anyone without your permission, except under government order.  However, I may provide your information to unrelated third parties to the extent necessary for me to provide my services to you.  For example, I may provide information to my software provided to assist in resolving  a particular problem with the software with respect to your return.
  • I do not tell anyone about our relationship, except to the extent required by government rules or government orders.
  • I do not sell your name, phone number, address, or any other information about you to anyone, ever.
  • I  maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with my professional standards.
During the summer of 2011, I will be improving my data security protocols and software to enhance your security.
You can help PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION from unauthorized disclosure by taking the following actions:
  • NEVER send your social security number in the text of an e-mail.
  • Password protect sensitive information where possible.  Use passwords on .pdf  files.
  • Send passwords either in separate e-mails or  disguised.  For example, use a password the recipient will already know and refer to it rather than stating it.
  • Don't use public computers for sending or receiving sensitive information.
  • Use telephone or fax for the most sensitive information, such as your social security number, date of birth, or bank information.
  • Use simple tricks to avoid machines from reading your information.  These include copying documents crooked if they do not need to be filed with returns, making .pdf or image files of handwritten information, and putting things in attachments rather than text of e-mails.