Treasury Protects Investor Privacy
To help protect savings bond owners' privacy and guard against identity theft, the first five digits of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)—the Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN)—will be masked on all paper Treasury savings bonds issued or replaced, starting August 1, 2006.
New Savings Bond Pro® Feature Reduces Improper Payments
Savings Bond Pro software, provided at no cost by the Bureau of the Public Debt to financial institutions that issue, price and redeem savings bonds, was updated in May with an important new feature. The new update contains a Treasury file for use when redeeming savings bonds.
The Little Guide with Big Benefits
The Guide to Cashing Savings Bonds (PD P 0022) is designed to make the redemption process simple for paying agents. It uses a step-by-step question-and-answer approach, tabs that are easy to find and a user-friendly layout that communicates helpful information.