Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

(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

Several hundred IRS employees over the past decade violated the agency’s policies around unauthorized access to sensitive taxpayer information.

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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

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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

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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 expedites bonus-eligible tech hires under new authority from Congress

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(AP Photo/J. David Ake)FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo, the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington. More than 50 of the largest U.S. companies paid nothing in federal income taxes last year, even though they reported big pretax profits as a group. That's according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a group that believes the tax system needs to raise more revenue. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

More resources for IRS won’t fix decade of problems ‘overnight’ — but it’s a start

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(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. Videos and reports claiming that you'll have to pay back the relief checks the federal government is sending to millions of Americans are false, federal agencies confirmed to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

IRS more than doubled teleworking employees in 2020, IG data shows

By the end of September, nearly 60,700 IRS employees reported spending at least some time teleworking — a 134% increase from the weekly average before…

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FILE - This April 13, 2014, file photo shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building in Washington. The Treasury Department and the IRS are urging taxpayers who want to get their economic impact payments directly deposited to their bank accounts to enter their information online by Wednesday, May 11, 2020. The IRS said that people should use the “Get My Payment” tool on the IRS website by noon on Wednesday to provide their direct deposit information. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

How’d the IRS do distributing coronavirus stimulus payments?

Russ Martin, associate Treasury inspector general for tax administration, shares some results from a review of how the IRS did in distributing stimulus checks.

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FILE - This April 13, 2014, file photo shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building in Washington. The Treasury Department and the IRS are urging taxpayers who want to get their economic impact payments directly deposited to their bank accounts to enter their information online by Wednesday, May 11, 2020. The IRS said that people should use the “Get My Payment” tool on the IRS website by noon on Wednesday to provide their direct deposit information. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

A little perspective please on IRS checks-to-the-dead

Improper payments to prisoners and the deceased amounted to 0.04% of CARES Act dollars.

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