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The IRS Scandal, Day 1612: Inspector General Finally Debunks Ideological Targeting Of Conservative Groups By The IRS

Philip Hackney (LSU), IRS ‘Targeted’ Liberal Organizations and After All These Years TIGTA is Still Wrong: The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) just issued a new report four years and five months after rebuking the IRS for using “inappropriate” criteria to select applications for tax exempt status for...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1611: TIGTA Report, Review Of Selected Criteria Used To Identify Tax-Exempt Applications For Review

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Agency Statement On Audit Report: “Review of Selected Criteria Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review”: In May 2013, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) published an audit report in which we reported that between May 2010 and May 2012, the Internal...

IRS Audit Report on Criteria to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has another audit report released today, on the IRS screening of nonprofits for further scrutiny based on their names or perceived policies.  (TIGTA also emphasizes that that IRS policy is no longer in effect.) The … Continue reading ?

TIGTA: IRS Must Ensure That Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Is Given Only To Eligible Taxpayers (200,00 Returns Were Prepared For Ineligible Taxpayers, Including Four With AGIs > $1 Million)

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released Improvements Are Needed to Ensure That the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Grant Program Extends Tax Return Preparation to Underserved Populations (2017-40-088): TIGTA’s review of the almost 4.5 million tax returns prepared by grantees during Grant Years 2014 through 2016 identified that:...

TIGTA: 64% Of The IRS's Information Technology Hardware Infrastructure Is Beyond Its Useful Life

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released Sixty-Four Percent of the Internal Revenue Service's Information Technology Hardware Infrastructure Is Beyond Its Useful Life (2017-20-051): The overall objective of this review was to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of key ongoing or planned activities aimed at addressing the IRS...

This Is A Problem: IRS Rehires Hundreds Of Employees Fired for Fraud, Theft, Abusing Taxpayer Data

It looks like the swamp is festering and the behemoth that is government bureaucracy is not going down easy. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has discovered in a

IRS rehiring of fired employees troubles tax watchdog and House Ways & Means members

Most of the time, employees who are fired must look elsewhere for work. However, that’s not the case for some Internal Revenue Service personnel. An audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that around...Show More Summary

TIGTA: The IRS Continues To Rehire Hundreds Of Former Employees With Conduct And Performance Issues

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released The Internal Revenue Service Continues to Rehire Former Employees With Conduct and Performance Issues (2017-10-035): From January 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016, the IRS hired nearly 7,500 employees, of which more than 2,000 had been previously employed by the IRS....

The IRS Scandal, Day 1552: The IRS's Email Retention Policies Still Do Not Ensure That Emails Are Retained And Produced When Requested

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Electronic Record Retention Policies Do Not Consistently Ensure That Records Are Retained and Produced When Requested (2017-10-034): IRS policies do not comply with certain Federal requirements that agencies must ensure that all records are retrievable and usable for as long as needed. For example,...

More Arrests – And A Guilty Plea – In IRS Phone Scams

J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced more arrests - and a guilty plea - in connection with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scams.

Treasury: most structuring money grabs are of otherwise lawful funds

8 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released a new report on federal seizures of funds for the offense of unlawful bank “structuring” — the purposeful keeping of deposits or withdrawals below $10,000, a threshold that triggers reporting by the bank. Show More Summary

TIGTA:91% Of Taxpayers Whose Bank Accounts Were Seized By The IRS Had Acquired The Cash Legally

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Criminal Investigation Enforced Structuring Laws Primarily Against Legal Source Funds and Compromised the Rights of Some Indiviuals and Businesses: The Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970, referred to as the Bank Secrecy Act, requires U.S. financial institutions to file...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1256: The IRS Spent $12 Million For Microsoft Cloud-Based Email Archive That Was Incompatible With Its On-Premises Email System And Never Used

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Review of the Enterprise E-Mail System Acquisition (2016-20-080): The IRS currently maintains an on-premises e?mail environment that does not have archive capability. The existing system...Show More Summary

What Happens When the IRS Tax Data Repository Contains Unverified Data?

Recently, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report with the tongue-twisting title, “The Integrated Production Model Increases Data Access Efficiency; However, Access Controls and Data Validation...Show More Summary

TIGTA:IRS May Have Allowed 60% Of Former Employees (Including Those Subject To Disciplinary Proceedings) Access To Buildings, Computers

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released Access to Government Facilities and Computers Is Not Always Removed When Employees Separate (2016-10-038): During Fiscal Year 2014, more than 4,100 full-time, permanent employees separated from the IRS, including 186 who separated during a pending disciplinary case (including criminal misconduct). It...

New Scam Warning: Taxpayers Still Being Asked To Pay Taxes In Gift Cards

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has announced that it has received additional information that callers impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Treasury Department employees are demanding payments not only on iTunes Gift Cards but on other gift cards as well.

IRS Did Not Identify, Assist All Potentially Affected Taxpayers After ‘Get Transcript’ Access

A Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) audit was conducted after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that identity thieves had illegally accessed tax information tied taxpayer accounts. TIGTA found that the IRS did not identify and assist all potentially affected taxpayers about the access or attempted access.

IRS Warns Taxpayers About New Scam Involving Bogus ‘Federal Student Tax

Just days after the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) announced the arrests of five individuals made in what has been characterized as an “ongoing investigation” into the scams, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning about a new scam making the rounds. Show More Summary

TIGTA:IRS Mischaracterizes 88% Of Hobbies As For-Profit Businesses, Allowing Billions In Improper Loss Deductions

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released Opportunities Exist to Identify and Examine Individual Taxpayers Who Deduct Potential Hobby Losses to Offset Other Income (2016-30-031): The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) today publicly released its audit report of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) methods of addressing...

TIGTA Pushes IRS To Crack Down On Hobby Loss Deductions

The Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration (TIGTA) does not think the IRS has been aggressive enough in pursuing hobby loss cases. Section 183 "Activities not engaged in for profit" denies deductions in excess of gross income in the case of activities where there is no profit motive. Between some [...]

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