I'm doing my taxes and preparing my own statement in lieu of a 8949.
My broker has provided me with a statement that has a lot of information on it. My first thought was just to mail the statement to the IRS, since it already has all the info on it. But then I was thinking that maybe there is enough information on that document that some IRS minion could drain my account.
So now I'm curious.
If I'm keeping these in plaintext on my laptop I should probably encrypt the drive. Paranoid or cautious?