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IRS missing billions in ID theft

The Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 03:38pm EDT

Gov't report: Tax cheats getting paid by Medicaid

Thousands of Medicaid health care service providers still got paid by the government even though they owed hundreds of millions of dollars in federal taxes, congressional investigators say. A legal technicality is making it harder for the IRS to collect.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 12:23pm EDT

Federal agencies owe the IRS at least $28M in fees

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration evaluated six random reimbursable agreements IRS made with agencies and found a lot of money went uncollected.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 05:35am EDT

IRS employee saved millions targeting tax fraudsters

IRS employee Shauna Henline has helped saved millions in taxpayer dollars by penalizing people who make fraudulent claims.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 09:57am EDT
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Have you lost it yet?

Today's guest column is from Tony, an IRS employee in San Diego. He says he's loved his time with Uncle Sam, but because Congress is on the warpath against feds he can't wait to retire ... Sound familiar?

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 02:00am EDT

House committee remains mum on federal pay raises

The Financial Services and General Government spending bill seeks to cut $2 billion from the president's request. The bill says nothing about granting feds a pay raise in 2013. The House committee follows the lead of Senate appropriators, which also remained silent on the issue.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 05:43am EDT
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DRC awarded $10 million in contracts with IRS

Dynamics Research Corporation has been awarded $10.2 million in contracts with the Internal Revenue Service. DRC will provide independent verification and validation services for the Credit Card Processor's systems and will be responsible for the system readiness and accuracy of the credit card program.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 06:15pm EDT

IRS employee organized 90,000 volunteers to help file tax returns

Supervisory Financial Analyst Michael McBride of the Internal Revenue Service is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 10:48am EDT
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IRS closes facilities in broad real-estate consolidation plan

In a broad move to wring more savings from real estate costs, the IRS announced it will close 43 small offices over the next two years and reduce space at many other larger facilities.IRS also plans to consolidate multiple offices "within the same commuting area" and will increase the use of desk-sharing and telework to save space at other offices.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 06:26pm EDT

Grassley criticizes IRS for dragging feet on whistleblower cases

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) talked to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about his objections to how the Internal Revenue Service handles whistleblower complaints.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 12:56pm EDT
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Audit reveals budget cuts, new IT systems slow IRS capabilities

A Treasury Department audit of the Internal Revenue Service has revealed an agency hampered by budget cuts and struggling to update its technology to assist a growing number of taxpayers.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:51pm EDT

Antiquated systems slowing down IRS modernization, GAO says

David Powner, GAO's Director of Information Technology Issues, said the problem is not that IRS does not have enough funding for technology the problem is the agency is still relying on antiquated systems.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 11:02am EDT
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VIDEO: Agencies embrace mobile app explosion

The development of mobile applications or apps is expanding within the federal government. The General Services Administration showcased some of the apps coming out of agencies at last week's FOSE Conference in Washington.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 09:46am EDT

IRS technology systems dramatically underfunded, commissioner says

In the IRS, IT has made some progress of late. But much of the agency's core taxpayer data system still relies on systems that were initially engineered in the punch card and magnetic tape era, the agency's commissioner said.

Friday - 04/06/2012, 05:41am EDT
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IRS chief warns of congressional inaction on taxes

IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman warned Thursday of a disastrous tax filing season next year if Congress puts off dealing with tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of the year or have already expired.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 04:26pm EDT

TIGTA: IRS cyber response center needs some improvements

The cybersecurity response center at the IRS is mostly working, according to a new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. However, in the report, Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George said that the Computer Security Incident Response Center isn't reporting every computer security incident as it's supposed to.

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:03pm EDT

OFPP readying round 2 of Mythbusters

Acting administrator Lesley Field said this version will focus on trying to dispel myths commonly held by industry. Agencies also posted their vendor communications plans on FedBizOpps.gov as part of the initial Mythbusters campaign.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Legislative changes needed to make bigger dent in improper payments

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the computer matching provisions in the Privacy Act make it harder for agencies to share information that would make stopping or finding waste, fraud and abuse easier. Senate lawmakers agreed they need to update the law to protect information but reduce the complexities.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 05:21am EDT
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IRS customer data at risk, GAO reports

The Internal Revenue Service's systems leave taxpayer data at risk according to government auditors.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 09:03am EDT

IG: Missing documents plague IRS process for screening new hires

A new inspector general's report finds missing documentation plagues the Internal Revenue Service's process for pre-screening new hires that are often entrusted with sensitive financial information.

Monday - 03/19/2012, 03:29pm EDT
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