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In over twenty states where party affiliation is recorded as part of voter registration, the IRS is obtaining the data for use in tracking down people who aren't paying their taxes.

The IRS claims that the party affiliation is coming into their system as part of a platform to use voter records to try to locate people who are skipping out on paying their taxes.

Even with this seemingly innocent sounding cause for the data to be in their system, some in congress are looking to take steps to have the IRS purge such information and put a halt to IRS plans to outsource collections until the issue is resolved.

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