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TIGTA: IRS Made $133 Billion in Improper EITC Payments in Past Decade, 25% Error Rate Violates Executive Order

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released The Internal Revenue Service Is Not in Compliance With Executive Order 13520 to Reduce Improper Payments (2013-40-084): The IRS has made little improvement in reducing improper Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) payments since being required to report estimates of these payments...

TIGTA: IRS Violated Taxpayer's Rights in 16% of FOIA Requests

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Fiscal Year 2013 Statutory Review of Compliance With the Freedom of Information Act (2013-30-109): The IRS must ensure that the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act), and Internal Revenue Code (I.R.C.) Section...

IRS "Can't Find" $67 Million Slated for ObamaCare Rollout?

We hoped they looked under the sofa cushions: The IRS is unable to account for $67 million spent from a slush fund established for Obamacare implementation, according to a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report...Show More Summary

Report: $67 Million Missing from Obamacare Slush Fund

A Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report released on Wednesday found that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cannot account for $67 million spent from an Obamacare implementation slush fund. "Specifically, the IRS did...Show More Summary

IRS can't account for $67 million to implement Obamacare

Perhaps Sen. Ted Cruz should have read Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report #2013-13-115 during his recent faux filibuster. It doesn't have quite the lilt of Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham," which by the way was an interesting choice since the children's book is about a guy who hated something until he actually tried it. Show More Summary

Already IRS Cannot Account for $67 Million From ObamaCare Slush Fund

The ObamaCare debacle hasn’t even been implemented yet, and already: The IRS is unable to account for $67 million spent from a slush fund established for Obamacare implementation, according to a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration...Show More Summary

TIGTA: Chief Counsel's Office Is at Risk of Outside Influence on Letter Rulings

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Chief Counsel Should Take Steps to Minimize the Risk of Outside Influence on Its Letter Rulings (2013-10-081): The IRS issues letter rulings that interpret and apply tax laws to a specific set of facts provided by corporations, individuals, and international entities....

IRS Collections From Enforcement Actions Drop

(WASHINGTON) — A Treasury investigator says tax collections from reluctant taxpayers dropped for the second straight year in 2012. The Treasury inspector general for tax administration says budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service are resulting in lower revenues for the federal government. Show More Summary

TIGTA: Trends in IRS Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2012

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Trends in Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2012 (2013-30-078): This report is a compilation of statistical information reported by the IRS. The data presented in this report provide taxpayers and stakeholders with information about how the IRS focuses its compliance resources...

TIGTA: IRS Must Improve Comprehensiveness, Accuracy, Reliability & Timeliness of Tax Gap Estimate

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released The Internal Revenue Service Needs to Improve the Comprehensiveness, Accuracy, Reliability, and Timeliness of the Tax Gap Estimate (2013-IE-R008): Synopsis The Tax Gap is defined as the difference between the true tax liability in any year and the amount of tax...

TIGTA: Implementation of IRS Fraud Prevention System Is Lagging

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Improvements Are Needed to Ensure Successful Development and System Integration for the Return Review Program (2013-20-063): WHY TIGTA DID THE AUDIT The IRS’s current system to detect fraud is the Electronic Fraud Detection System (EFDS). The IRS determined that the EFDS,...

TIGTA: Despite 1998 Law, Some IRS Employees Continue to Refer to 'Tax Protesters'

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Fiscal Year 2013 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Prohibiting the Use of Illegal Tax Protester and Similar Designations (2013-30-085): This audit was initiated because TIGTA is required to annually evaluate compliance with the prohibition against using Illegal Tax Protester...

TIGTA: IRS May Be Violating Copyright Law on 89% of its Software

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Desktop and Laptop Software License Management Is Not Being Adequately Performed (2013-20-025): The IRS is not adequately performing software license management and is not adhering to Federal requirements and recommended industry best practices. The IRS does not have enterprisewide or local...

The IRS Scandal, Day 82

Letter From Darrell Issa (Chair, Committee on Oversight & Government Reform) & Jim Jordan (Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs) to J. Russel George (Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration) (July 29, 2013) Bloomberg: Republican 10-Bill Assault on Waste Is Pretext to Agenda The Hill: Tax-Exempt Groups...

IRS Travelgate: Brass Spent $100K Each On Travel

For the IRS, the hits just keep on coming. The no longer obscure watchdog known as the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has a new bestseller: Analysis of Executive Travel Within the Internal Revenue Service. Ever since the Tea Party scandal, this inspector’s reports are pretty important. Now, he takes on IRS travel. This [...]

TIGTA: IRS Honchos Racked Up Six-Figure Travel Bills

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Analysis of Executive Travel Within the Internal Revenue Service (2013-IE-R007): In FYs 2011 and 2012, there were 351 and 373 executives in the IRS, respectively. In FY 2011, the IRS spent approximately $4.8 million for executive travel. In FY 2012, spending...

IRS Inspector Shellacs Oversight Committee About Tea Party Scandal

Lois Lerner may be steadfastly taking the Fifth, but Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) Russell George appeared to before a key committee and made a few things clear: 1. Lois Lerner fired the first salvo. Speaking at a May 10, 2013 American Bar Association meeting, she said: “Instead of referring to the cases [...]

Inspector General Defends Integrity in IRS Audit

Treasury inspector general for tax administration J. Russell George defended his integrity and objectivity in a hearing today over the IRS tea-party targeting scandal.George oversaw the investigation into the IRS that found evidence of the deliberate targeting of tea-party groups applying for tax-exempt status. Show More Summary

IRS Refunds Millions of Dollars to Illegal Aliens

Fancy that! In an audit report, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) said that in 2011, the IRS made refunds of more than $46 million to 23,994 “unauthorized” (illegal) aliens living in the same address in Atlanta, Georgia. Show More Summary

Enough Time to Test Health-Insurance Exchange?

An official from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told Congress Wednesday he’s concerned there isn’t enough time to fully test a federal-health insurance marketplace that is being built to allow people to sign up for health insurance on Oct. 1.

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