Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. Disruptions from last month’s partial government shutdown caused a “shocking” deterioration in the IRS’ telephone help for taxpayers in the first week of the filing season, the agency’s watchdog said in a report released Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

IRS sees ‘continued challenge’ hiring above workforce attrition rate in coming years

The IRS, after getting $80 billion this summer to rebuild its workforce and modernize its legacy IT, is coming up with a plan to make the most of this…

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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. Lawmakers are increasingly looking at boosting the IRS to help pay for infrastructure improvements. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS to study telework’s impact on workforce in omnibus spending bill

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IRS gets $1B funding increase in draft FY 2023 bill from House appropriators

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(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)

Hundreds of IRS employees wrongfully accessed taxpayer information over last 10 years

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)This May 4, 2021, photo shows a sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The IRS has to tighten up its procedures for employee time off

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(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)1040 and instructions

IRS creates ‘surge team’ to address backlog, scraps plan to close tax processing center

The IRS, already dealing with a significant backlog of tax returns and taxpayer correspondence, is scrapping plans to consolidate the number of facilities…

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Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 22, 2021, to consider the nominees for Postal Service Governors Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, and Ronald Stroman, along with Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senators looking to pass comprehensive cyber bill

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is set to consider a bill combining incident reporting requirements…

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49th Public Affairs Detachment/Spc. Vincent LevelevParatroopers participate in a division run along Long Street during the All American Run on Fort Bragg, N.C. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vincent Levelev)

Next year’s $770B defense authorization act includes a raise

In today’s Federal Newscast: The Defense Authorization Bill has been signed; We’ll tell you about a few changes. Still on the Pentagon’s Circumspect List: China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. And in COVID news, more sailors test positive, while 66 more marines are fired.

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