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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.

Tags: OMB , Jeffrey Zients , IRS , real property , real property disposal ,

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

IRS Commissioner Shulman stepping down next month

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman will leave the agency when his term ends next month, the IRS announced Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement Steven Miller, will serve as acting commissioner after Schulman departs. Shulman's last day will Nov. 9.

Tags: IRS , people , Steven Miller , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 04:33pm EDT

IRS discouraged fraud detection in ID program

The Internal Revenue Service has been looking the other way instead of rooting out fraud when people apply for taxpayer identification numbers, Treasury Department investigators said Wednesday, exposing a shortfall with both financial and national security implications.

Tags: IRS , Treasury , fraud , J. Russell George

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 06:58pm 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.

Tags: David Powner , GAO , IRS , Federal Drive , technology

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 11:02am EDT
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IRS to offer buyouts, early retirements

IRS will offer buyouts to employees who do not deal directly with taxpayer services. It's possible that a second round of buyouts will be offered to a wider range of employees.

Tags: IRS , pay and benefits , buyouts , retirement , VERA , VSIP , Congress , budget

Friday - 11/04/2011, 03:14pm EDT
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NTEU warns against the loss of IRS jobs, revenue

The union that represents IRS workers is ramping up a public campaign in hopes of convincing voters that the loss of 4,000 tax collectors and agents would be bad for government services that they depend on. Congressional appropriators have proposed cutting the division's budget by $450 million-to-$600 million.

Tags: IRS , budget , Congress , Treasury , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Dick Durbin , dodd-frank act , SEC , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 07:44pm EDT
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IRS picks new advocacy members

Tags: IRS , open government , TAP , John Buckner

Friday - 02/18/2011, 05:26pm EST