AP/Patrick Semanskyaudit rate

IRS performance data shows audit rate cut in half since 2010

The IRS reported auditing nearly 1 million tax returns in FY 2018, about 0.5% of 196 million tax returns filed during that year’s filing season.

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

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IRS missed steps to accurately track outside data breaches, TIGTA reports

The IRS failed to flag compromised personally identifiable information linked to dozens of external data breaches last year and put the tax information…

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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, H&R Block signs are displayed in Jackson, Miss. The tax deadline does typically fall on April 15 but that’s a Sunday this year and Monday is Emancipation Day, a Washington D.C. holiday. That means that taxpayers nationwide get a little breathing room and have until Tuesday, April 17, to get the job done. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

IRS: Frequent data breaches make it ‘fundamentally more difficult’ to verify taxpayers

The IRS fights to stay at least one step ahead of the fraudsters that use stolen taxpayer credentials to file tax returns. But the frequency of data breaches…

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TIGTA faults Unisys, IBM for delayed response to IRS Tax Day computer bug

The IRS gets its second thumbs-up from oversight officials regarding its handling of this year’s Tax Day computer system glitch, but the agency and its watchdog office fault contractors for not doing more to mitigate the problem.

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