In recent years, budges have fluctuated or fallen at the Internal Revenue Service. Now the IRS operating with 400 fewer agents than it had before.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administrations finds the Internal Revenue Service had many criteria for further investigating groups applying for tax-exempt status.
The Internal Revenue Service is working to roll out a new agency-wide email system by the end of the year that will automatically archive messages for record-keeping purposes. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said under legacy processes, the IRS is running afoul of federal records laws in several ways. Greg Kutz, assistant inspector general for audit at TIGTA, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about what the office found when it took a deep dive into records.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen urged Congress to fund the tax administration so it can invest in IT infrastructure, and meet customer service demands.
The Internal Revenue Service reported between January and June 1, it identified roughly 10,000 business returns for potential ID theft, compared to 4,000 in 2016, and around 350 in 2015.
The Government Accountability Office’s report on reducing agency fragmentation, overlap, and duplication shows the federal government could save tens of billions of dollars — if agencies choose to act on the recommendations and Congress offers its help.
The IRS is reviewing its managerial pay system after the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration identified over 1,500 instances where managerial pay raises were applied incorrectly.
The Internal Revenue Service is looking to continue the momentum it’s gained in customer service rates, and strengthen security around sharing of taxpayer information with agency partners.
Looking closer at metadata and partnering with state departments of revenue and industry groups, the IRS is reducing risk of tax return identity theft
While some agencies have jumped into the big data game without a clear plan for using it, others have been using data to improve their services for a while. One agency has even reached the point where it’s discovered that too much data can be just as much a hindrance as a help.