TIGTA Report Says IRS Should Do a Better Job Protecting Taxpayer Data
The IRS does not do a good job of correcting security weaknesses, thereby failing to protect taxpayer data, TIGTA concluded in a report released Thursday.
Published on November 22, 2013
TIGTA Recommends Steps for IRS to Reduce Fraudulent Refunds From Identity Theft
TIGTA reported that the IRS had missed 1.5 million tax returns with potentially identity-theft-related fraudulent tax refunds in excess of $5.2 billion for the 2011 filing season.
Published on August 03, 2012
TIGTA IRS Encourages Employees to Ignore ITIN Fraud
TIGTA confirmed allegations from IRS employees that their supervisors were urging them to ignore potential fraud in a program that reviews and verifies applications for ITINs.
Published on August 09, 2012
IRS and OECD Separately Address Transfer Pricing Issues
The IRS announced a reorganization of its advance pricing agreement (APA), mutual agreement, and competent authority programs into one new program.
Published on March 29, 2012
Fourth Circuit Upholds Two-Year Innocent Spouse Limitation Period
The Fourth Circuit overturned a Tax Court decision and upheld a Treasury regulation that sets a two-year statute of limitation on claims for innocent spouse relief.
Published on June 14, 2011
August 24, 2012 Tax E-Alert Guidance on FSA Certification Letters, Model Legislation for Independent State Tax Tribunals...
In this issue Guidance on FSA Certification Letters, Form 990 and Instructions, Model Legislation, Portability, New Form 706, Mobile Workforce Legislation Introduced , Help Your Clients Prepare for Life’s Most Important Moments, More Estate Tax Resources Available for Members, Tools for Proactive Planning for 2013, Cancellation of Debt Flowchart to Help
Published on August 27, 2012
TIGTA Recommends Improvements to IRS Cybersecurity System
TIGTA reports that the IRS’s computer security response center is performing effectively, but further improvement is needed.
Published on April 05, 2012
Modernized e-File Is Improving, but IRS Cant Retire Legacy System Yet
TIGTA reported on the IRS’s progress in retiring its Legacy e-File system and moving to the Modernized e-File (MeF) system.
Published on November 15, 2012
TIGTA Shines Light on Large Tax Delinquencies of Federal Government Agencies
TIGTA found that 70 federal agencies had unpaid employment taxes totaling $14 million, and 18 federal agencies were delinquent in filing 39 employment tax returns, as of Dec. 31, 2011.
Published on September 27, 2012
Ineffective Income and Withholding Verification Hinder IRS in Detecting Fraudulent Returns
A TIGTA report concluding that inadequate income and withholding verification results in the IRS’s missing many fraudulent returns.
Published on October 29, 2013