Distinct Tax focuses on implementing fair information practices that are designed to protect your privacy.
You may have some concern about the confidentiality of the information you provide to this office. It is our policy to keep your personal and business matters confidential to the extent permitted by law.
Client Information, Privacy Policies and Notice Regarding Advisor-Client Privileged Communications
The Federal Trade Commission has issued regulations that require tax preparation firms to provide an annual statement of firm privacy policies. Here is our policy:
We handle all information you provide us with the utmost confidentiality. Your personal information will only be shared with members of our firm who need to know this information in order to complete the work you have hired our firm to do. We will not disclose your personal information to anyone outside our firm without your express written permission to do so, or unless we are legally required to do so. For example, if a mortgage lender contacts our office for a copy of your return or information about it, we will ask that you provide written permission prior to our responding to that request.
You should also be aware that anything you tell us during the interview for the preparation of your tax return is confidential, but not protected from the IRS. Privileged communications (those that are protected from IRS authority to compel our testimony) are limited to non-criminal tax advice on matters before the IRS or non-criminal tax proceedings in federal courts. Although we consider any information you provide us as confidential, return preparation engagements are not covered by advisor-client privilege.
If you feel the nature of any subject matter to be discussed requires protected communications, please raise that issue so that we can discuss your possible need to consult with an attorney for legal advice.
Use of “Cookies”
All information provided to www.distincttax.com is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of www.distincttax.com. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant its security.
If a user elects to use our referral service to inform a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. www.distincttax.com will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. www.distincttax.com stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Other Web Sites
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you enter another Web site for which www.distincttax.com has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
If you have comments or questions about any of our policies or our website, please contact us. For information about your payment or order, please contact us at 770-742-9136 during office hours Monday thru Friday (9a.m. – 4p.m).