E-mails between staff members of the House Oversight Committee and the office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) suggest that the findings of a report on IRS targeting of conservative groups were initially scheduled to be released in September 2012, before the election. Show More Summary
The Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration J. Russell George said that the IRS’s leak of confidential tax information to the left-leaning group ProPublica could be a violation of the law, in response to questions...Show More Summary
Former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman is set to appear before a Senate committee Tuesday, along with Steven Miller, the outgoing current acting IRS commissioner, and J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration.
The Treasury Department's Inspector General for Tax Administration, J. Russell George, reportedly refused to give "substantive details" about the investigation of the agency's targeting of Tea Party and conservative to the House Oversight Committee, frustrating committee members. Show More Summary
In January, 2011, ten months after the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration's report says the IRS first developed policies to target Tea Party groups for more severe scrutiny than other groups, the IRS responded to a FOIA request by denying that any such documents existed. Show More Summary
Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller and J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, testified today at the House Ways and Means Committee hearing. Top IRS official Steven Miller told the committee, “I cannot reply to a specific … Continue reading ?
Not that it’s going to settle anything, but two of the scandals roiling Washington this week are deflating faster than a cheap party balloon. A report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says IRS scandal came out of the Determinations Unit of the Rulings and Agreements office. The Determinations Unit offices are in [...]
The meeting comes in the aftermath of an investigation by a Treasury inspector general that found that the IRS, in examining applications for tax exempt status, improperly selected conservative groups for further review.
The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration s out today. It cites ineffective management: 1) allowed inappropriate criteria to be developed and stay in place for more than 18 months; 2) resulted in substantial delays in processing certain applications; 3) allowed unnecessary information requests to be issued. The report says the IRS has taken some [...]
The report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration details the mess made by the Internal Revenue Service and its process of singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny of their applications for 501(c)(4) “social welfare organizations” tax-exempt status. … Continue reading ?
Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.), The TIGTA Report on the IRS Scandal: Questions about the IRS and About the Report: We now have the report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review (the Report). The Report details certain problems that have...
On Tuesday, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released its report on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative organizations for their political beliefs. After a year long investigation, the...Show More Summary
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration strongly criticized the IRS in an audit released late Tuesday into efforts by the agency to target conservative groups for additional scrutiny before awarding tax exempt status. The...Show More Summary
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review (2013-10-053): Early in Calendar Year 2010, the IRS began using inappropriate criteria...Show More Summary
The House Ways and Means Committee is going to have a formal hearing on Friday in which they will question IRS Commissioner Steve Miller and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George about the evidence that the IRS targeted conservative groups applying for tax exempt status between 2010 and 2012. Show More Summary
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Report on IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups, Appendix VI and Appendix VII Senate Finance Committee, Baucus Comments on Accusations that IRS Targeted Political Groups for Greater Oversight Senate Finance Committee, Hatch Calls for Finance Committee Hearing, Investigation into IRS Targeting Conservative Groups Senate Finance...
On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has discovered that the IRS did not merely target groups containing the words “Tea Party” or “patriots” – the IRS gave heightenedShow More Summary
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released The Internal Revenue Service Was Not in Compliance With All Requirements of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (2013-40-024): The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA) of 2010 increased agency accountability for reducing improper payments...
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has agreed to investigate whether an IRS employee improperly steered more than $500 million in government contracts to Signet Computers, after receiving this letter from House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chair Darrell Issa. Washington Post, House Committee Investigating $500 Million in...
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Inadequate Aircard and BlackBerry Assignment and Monitoring Processes Result in Millions of Dollars in Unnecessary Access Fees (2013-10-010): In Fiscal Year 2011, the IRS had approximately 35,000 active aircards and more than 4,400 BlackBerrys assigned to employees, providing them with mobile...