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26 IRS Computer Tapes Missing

Officials for the city of Kansas City revealed Saturday that they cannot find 26 computer tapes containing taxpayer data from the Internal Revenue Service that were delivered to City Hall in August.

The officials said they aren't exactly sure what's on the tapes, which were sent to Kansas City to help the city calculate and collect its annual 1 percent city earnings tax. IRS officials declined to comment.

Officials said they are trying to retrace the path of the tape shipment, which was supposed to have been delivered more than four months ago. An investigation began when the tapes were not returned to the IRS in a timely manner; Kansas City officials said they have no record that the tapes were ever delivered to the city's Finance Department, and they did not learn of the lost tapes until the end of December.

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Tim Wilson, Site Editor, Dark Reading