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The IRS Had a Contract With
an Email Backup Company

Reason Magazine, by Pete Suderman

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 6/21/2014 3:49:34 PM

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it can´t provide emails sent between 2009 and 2011 that were requested by congressional investigators because of hard drive crashes. The agency said that emails stored on dead drives were lost forever because its email backup tapes were recycled every six months, and employees were responsible for keeping their own long-term archives. The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft´s motto is "email archiving done right," and the company lists the IRS as a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 6/21/2014 3:53:55 PM     (No. 9894911)

If the IRS were as enept as they are now pretending, nobody would send in any tax payments.

This is worse than the missing 18 minutes of Watergate tapes by a factor of 10,000.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: enuf8, 6/21/2014 4:04:22 PM     (No. 9894924)

I wonder if NSA has responded to Rep. Stockman´s letter sent when the announcement of the 2 years of lost emails was made. Will they say their servers crashed as well or just not respond?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mildred, 6/21/2014 4:04:55 PM     (No. 9894926)

Unfortunately for the IRS, the American taxpayer is not as dumb as the IRS thinks he is. I can´t believe the IRS thought they could get away with telling a whopper this big. You don´t need to be tech savvy to know that emails are not stored on an individual computer. Disgusting.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: geo11, 6/21/2014 4:06:03 PM     (No. 9894928)

The Dept. of Justice will make very sure that Sonasoft has no emails from those involved in the IRS targeting.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lana720, 6/21/2014 4:09:21 PM     (No. 9894931)

Time to subpoena Sonasoft!
This issue, while not sex, will keep American´s attention across a very wide span of ages. Who doesn´t have an e-mail account any more?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 6/21/2014 4:12:56 PM     (No. 9894933)

Given the chaos and distraction occurring at this incompetent government outfit, this would probably be a good year to risk cheating on your taxes.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 6/21/2014 4:26:34 PM     (No. 9894941)

The IRS wants US to believe their bonehead excuse for their "lost" emails, yet won´t accept the "dog ate the receipts" when we tell them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/21/2014 4:34:00 PM     (No. 9894946)

The IRS is a criminal enterprise. Their demise is only a matter of time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stevendm, 6/21/2014 4:36:07 PM     (No. 9894948)

This can be a game changer for Sonasoft. If they have the emails, they are heroes and they have proven that their service is worth purchasing. If they do not have the emails, they are out of business because their product is useless.

Which do you choose, Sonasoft?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jj1319, 6/21/2014 4:58:45 PM     (No. 9894963)

#9, Nicely done.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BitterClinger, 6/21/2014 5:08:40 PM     (No. 9894969)

I expect that we will all get a sharp lesson that the government is not accountable to us and the rule of law has been replaced by the rule of bureaucrats. I should say, another lesson.

Don´t hold your breath waiting for the emails to be found.

I miss America.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Calico Al, 6/21/2014 6:20:56 PM     (No. 9895012)

What party is this company donating to and how much?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 6/21/2014 7:23:48 PM     (No. 9895044)

The emails are somewhere. It´s just a matter of time unless Boehner stays in charge. Oh, and McConnell. Two of the weakest men in history. They need Viagra just to get OUT of bed, let alone get INTO bed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Distorted, 6/21/2014 10:23:01 PM     (No. 9895134)

Contracted in 2005, a Bush year.

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