IRS commissioner says IT modernization underfunded, will take longer than envisioned

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said he’s “cautiously optimistic” that next year’s filing season will open on time either in late January or early…

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Rep. Connolly: Expect ‘scattered compliance’ with 21st-Century IDEA deadlines

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IRS procurement shop sees RPA as key to handle growing year-end workload with shrinking workforce

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FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo, shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown, nearly 60 percent of its workforce, to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS commissioner: Aging workforce ‘lost an entire generation’ to hiring freeze

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IRS commissioner looks for hiring authority to onboard IT talent in weeks, not months

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig has urged members of a House Appropriations subcommittee to give the agency the authority to hire short-term cyber and IT…

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GAO: Cuts to IRS workforce making audits difficult

In today’s Federal Newscast, staffing cuts at the IRS have limited its ability to conduct audits, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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IRS watchdog: Options to extend filing season deadline ‘something that we’ve been thinking about’

The five-week partial government shutdown couldn’t have come at a worse time for the IRS, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson had told Congress, but following a House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee hearing Thursday, she said she remains uncertain as to whether the shutdown’s impact would warrant pushing back this year’s filing season deadline.

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