The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) this week released yet another report on the issue of improper payments in refundable tax credits. Improper payments are any sort of payment made by the IRS in error – whether from an honest mistake or from deliberate fraud by the tax filer. Show More Summary
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Existing Compliance Processes Will Not Reduce the Billions of Dollars in Improper Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit Payments (2014-40-093): The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) are refundable credits designed to help...
The 2015 filing season is less than two months away (we hope!), but the Internal Revenue Service still is holding on to taxpayer cash from previous years. A lot of cash. A Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report...Show More Summary
The Internal Revenue Service's problems are far from over. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is poring over some recently recovered emails to/from Lois Lerner that could (or could not) shed light on the agency's bungled 501(c)(4) nonprofit application review process. Show More Summary
The scandal of the IRS targeting conservatives continues to balloon. Cause of Action, an advocate for government responsibility investigating the abuse, has been informed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax
A legal advocacy firm has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general, saying that the IRS gave thousands of confidential tax documents to the White House for review.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Prisoner Tax Refund Fraud: Delays Continue in Completing Agreements to Share Information With Prisons, and Reports to Congress Are Not Timely or Complete (2014-40-091): Refund fraud associated with prisoner Social Security Numbers remains a significant problem for tax administration. The number...
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released Controls Over Outside Employment Are Not Sufficient to Prevent or Detect Conflicts of Interest (2014-10-073): Generally, IRS employees are allowed to engage in outside employment or business activities after obtaining written approval. Effective controls over outside employment can reduce the risk...
An IRS watchdog has recovered approximately 30,000 Lois Lerner emails believed to have been lost. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told congressional staffers Friday the emails belonging to the most controversial figure in the IRS controversy were located on disaster recovery tapes. The IRS told Congress in late spring that it had lost [...]
Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration...Show More Summary
Many of Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails may no longer be missing. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told several congressional committees on Friday that it has recovered as many as 30,000 of the ex-Internal RevenueShow More Summary
I recently noted a report by Jane G. Gravelle and Sean Lowry of the Congressional Research Service: A July 2014 report issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that the number of medical device excise...Show More Summary
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Wireless Telecommunication Device Inventory Control Weaknesses Resulted in Inaccurate Inventory Records and Unsupported Service Fees (2014-10-075): In Fiscal Year...Show More Summary
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Delinquent Taxes May Not Be Collected Because Required Research Was Not Always Completed Prior to Closing Some Cases As Currently Not Collectible (2014-30-052): If an IRS employee is unable to contact or unable to locate (UTC/UTL) a delinquent taxpayer, the collection...
Enforcement of The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) is a source of potential government revenue that, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), needs to be revamped to become more efficient. UnderShow More Summary
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report this week on significant challenges with enforcing the Affordable Care Act’s Medical Device Tax. The medical device tax is a 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale price of qualifying medical devices. Show More Summary
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released The Affordable Care Act: An Improved Strategy Is Needed to Ensure Accurate Reporting and Payment of the Medical Device Excise Tax (2014-43-043): The Affordable Care Act includes a tax provision that provides for an excise tax equal to 2.3 percent of...
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Some Contractor Personnel Without Background Investigations Had Access to Taxpayer Data and Other Sensitive Information (2014-10-037): IRS policy requires contractor...Show More Summary
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Some Tax-Exempt Organizations Have Substantial Delinquent Payroll Taxes (2014-10-012): IRS records indicate that the majority of tax-exempt organizations pay their Federal taxes. However, a small percentage are not paying their taxes. More than 64,200 (3.8%) tax?exempt organizations had nearly $875 million...
(Paul Mirengoff) New documents obtained by Judicial Watch demonstrate that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration sought a key May 2010 internal email ordering the targeting of Tea Party groups. Lois Lerner initially acknowledged the existence of the email, but later denied it. Show More Summary