Roberta Fallon, Phillip Newsome

IRS could have IT workforce issues on the horizon

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says a high number of IT workers at the IRS are eligible to retirement.

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

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‘Draconian’ IRS budget cuts strain rollout of 2019 tax filing season

The IRS faces a particularly challenging rollout to the 2019 filing season, best summarized in four words: more work, fewer employees. 

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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 gives adversaries more ammunition.

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