National Taxpayer Advocate

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)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 digitalization office taking ‘bite-sized’ steps to consolidating legacy systems

The agency stood up its Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office in July to digitize paper-based taxpayer services and consolidate its case-management…

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Christopher GermanoBridget Roberts, National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS

Acting national taxpayer advocate outlines IRS’ challenges to Congress

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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. The IRS provided poor customer service during this year's tax filing season as taxpayers struggled with a rise in identity theft and complications related to President Barack Obama’s health law, a government watchdog said Wednesday. A new report by the National Taxpayer Advocate says the IRS has been hampered by budget cuts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Ahead of filing season, decade of IRS budget cuts ‘taking a toll’ on workforce morale

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)Capt. Thomas Beltz, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, closes in to refuel with a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 10, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J..

Air Force may be better off trying to keep pilots than hiring more

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

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/marcnormanInternal Revenue Service sign with a traffic signal in the foreground indicating a red light.

IRS catches up with advisory council, following ‘stalled’ agenda under shutdown

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Treasury

Shutdown couldn’t have come at ‘worse time’ for IRS

The past few months have been particularly challenging for the IRS, with budget ups and downs, a long government shutdown and a complex new tax code.

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Associated Press/J. David Ake

Watchdog finds IRS ‘underfunded, understaffed and at the mercy of shutdowns’

The IRS is still reeling from the effects of the 35-day shutdown that ended last month, according to the agency’s taxpayer watchdog office.

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Lawmakers anxiously await Veterans Affairs’ new community care standards

In today’s Federal Newscast, there are many Democrats in Congress worried about VA’s new regulations expanding veterans’ access to private care.

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