2005 Checklist for Accountability
Take the ""Accountability Challenge""! This checklist and quiz produced by Independent Sector is designed to help exempt organizations understand requirements for accountability and strengthen their transparency and governance.
Published on April 09, 2013
TIGTA Criticizes the IRS on Conference Overspending
TIGTA issued a report detailing the IRS’s wasteful spending on conferences
Published on June 13, 2013
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
TIGTA Revise Form 1099-R to Improve Taxpayer Compliance
TIGTA recommended the IRS change its Form 1099-R to improve taxpayer compliance with reporting and paying tax on retirement income
Published on February 08, 2012
TIGTA IRS Pays Millions in Unnecessary Interest on NOL Carrybacks
TIGTA found that IRS delays in processing NOL carrybacks result in the IRS’s paying millions of dollars in interest unnecessarily
Published on October 16, 2012
Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe of IRS Treatment Tea Party Groups
Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department has opened a criminal probe of the IRS and its reported scrutiny of tax-exemption requests by groups with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their names.
Published on May 15, 2013
Unclaimed Property and the Delaware Unclaimed Property Voluntary Disclosure Agreement (VDA) Program
This is information on the issue of the states' unclaimed property programs and the Delaware new voluntary disclosure agreement program.
Published on March 28, 2013
Significant Decline in IRS Staff Leads to Fewer Audits
The IRS plans to expend 18% fewer staff hours auditing large businesses with assets of more than $10 million in fiscal year 2013.
Published on April 12, 2013
TIGTA IRS Does Not Timely Resolve Math Error Disputes
TIGTA released a report in which it recommended that the IRS develop processes to ensure that math error disputes with taxpayers are resolved more quickly and accurately
Published on August 29, 2011
TIGTA Finds IRS Doesnt Always Protect Taxpayers, Follow Rules When Filing Liens
A report issued by TIGTA says the IRS does not always follow legal requirements when issuing liens and lien notices
Published on January 28, 2011
TIGTA Calls for Improvements to IRS Volunteer Tax Prep. Program Database
TIGTA reported on its study of the IRS’s monitoring of volunteer tax preparation services.
Published on March 29, 2012
Acting IRS Commissioner Out in Tea Party Scandal
President Barack Obama announced the departure of Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller as a result of the ongoing scandal surrounding the IRS’s controversial methods for determining which organizations applying for Sec. 501(c)(4) status warrant further review.
Published on May 16, 2013
Correspondence Audits Need Some Work, Tax Community Tells IRS
Correspondence audits were the subject of a public hearing by the IRS Oversight Board
Published on February 29, 2012
IRS Oversight Board Releases Latest Taxpayer Attitude Survey Results
The IRS Oversight Board has released the results of its 2010 Taxpayer Attitude Survey showing that taxpayers feel that income tax cheating is unacceptable and are generally satisfied with their personal interaction with the IRS.
Published on January 28, 2011
Renewed Focus on S Corporation Officer Compensation
...examines the factors necessary under case law to require S corporations to pay employment taxes on behalf of owners. The article was prompted by a recent Treasury Inspector General report on the subject
Published on March 12, 2012