You may have wondered how private your information is when dealing with an attorney, certified public accountant, or enrolled agent. Each of these licensed professional is under ethical standards that are written by a state or federal governing agency. It is true that they cannot ethically disclose any information about you or your tax return without first receiving permission. In some cases however they may actually be able to give out your information. These special situations include things such as subpoenas and being summoned to give testimony or evidence in regard to a certain taxpayer.