So a reporter asked California why hidden Amazon meta data was embedded in an official state document sent to taxpayers. Open the doc in Google Docs, check out the top of the second page. It’s very hard to find in Word, but it can be done. This is just way easier.

Here is the CDTFA’s response.

“The letter was authored by CDTFA staff members to notify a business of its responsibility to register with the Department. This is routine correspondence between the Department and a business, and at no point was this letter reviewed or edited by outside individuals or entities. The draft header in the electronic version of the letter was inadvertently left from a previous document regarding a separate business and that does not appear in any final versions of the letter, electronic or print.”