Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says the Internal Revenue Service needs to work on strengthening the security of taxpayer information and employees if it wants a strong information technology program.
Dozens of people were arrested in relation to the phone scams, which targeted millions of people and resulted in more than 10,000 victims and hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen money.
As hearings to consider impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen move forward, two opposing narratives emerge regarding criminal intent, or lack thereof.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said his agency is working to both strengthen the security around taxpayer information, while also allowing taxpayers access to their own data. And doing it on a smaller budget and with fewer IT experts.
A Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit found that the IRS is learning from past mistakes related to conference spending. But the tax watchdog says the agency can still improve on how it maintains its documents and reports training and events.
In Wednesday’s federal headlines, the White House released a cyber deterrence policy after repeated calls from Congress to do so.
The IRS has too many varying authentication methods and lacks a service-wide strategy for its growing number of online taxpayer applications, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued a warning against becoming one of thousands of victims fooled by a phone scam that’s robbed $23 million from the pockets of taxpayers.
Despite a smaller budget and more laws to follow, the IRS survived the 2015 tax season relatively unscathed.
An audit by the Treasury IG for Tax Administration found the IRS could complete cases for late-paying federal employees and retirees much faster if it makes changes to how it collects the money.