Will you hand over your tax information to Mylot?

United States
July 13, 2009 2:20pm CST
Full name, social security number, home address and telephone number, and driver license number "of the business owner", How are we to be sure this information is safe, should this be conducted online or through the mail?
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Hi Revella...any time you work online, this information is usually requested for the site's tax purposes and for yours. Most sites requiring such info are "secure" sites. So yes, I have given such information several times in the past and would to MyLot, as they are reputable. People who want to steal or misuse your info would find many other ways of acquiring it if that were their purpose, anyway.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I don't like giving my info online and that might prevent me from participating any more. I already reported the income I made last year, I'm no cheater. But if the law says they have to do it, I would think they could give us an address to mail it to. But then, will they sell it to others? Are they secure? Will they get hacked and lose our numbers? I won't give my info unless I'm sure it will be safe.
• United States
13 Jul 09
yea, i would appreciate an address myself
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I worked for a few years as a legal transcriptionist for an online business. I had to give them all of that information, but everything was done via snail mail... nothing personal was transmitted over the internet. Whenever we make money 'freelancing', such as here in myLot, they are required to report our earnings to the IRS if it's over $600.00 a year and we are supposed to pay taxes on it. That's why they need this information. I have had to submit this information to various online sites, wherever I earned money. Normally, it's done via snail mail but sometimes it is requested online. As long as the page requesting our information has an 's' after 'http', it's secure. If it says, "https://*** " it's secure. I belong to LifeLock, so I'm not worried at all, but no one has to worry about their identity getting out, no more than if you shop online or do online banking.
@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I will, I have "Lifelock", so I feel safe.