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IRS to use more data to prepare for long-term budget uncertainty

The Government Accountability Office recommended the IRS develop long-term strategies and use ROI data comparisons to better operate with a less-than-ideal budget.

Tags: budget , management , GAO , sequestration , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 06/13/2014, 03:45pm EDT

Good IRS customer service now a taxpayer right

The newly adopted "Taxpayer Bill of Rights" will help IRS employees provide better service to taxpayers and sends a "message to Congress."

Tags: John Koskinen , Nina Olson , National Taxpayer Advocate , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 04:14pm EDT

Denise Hintzke, Deloitte's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Initiative

The IRS will have a new tool to help it collect taxes from Americans with overseas bank accounts. Treasury officials say 77,000 foreign banks and other financial institutions have agreed to share account information. The overseas banks will start sending information in 2015. Denise Hintzke is the global tax leader of Deloitte's Foreign Account Tax Compliance Initiative. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how this is going to work.

Tags: Denise Hintzke , Deloitte , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 06/06/2014, 10:42am EDT
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IRS: 318,000 fed workers owe $3.3B in back taxes

From workers in Congress and at the White House to active duty troops, more than 318,000 federal employees and retirees owe just over $3.3 billion in back taxes, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.

Tags: workforce , back taxes

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:01pm EDT

Counterfeit feds

Should you even be doing your job? Is it possible that a private sector firm could do what your agency does at less cost to the taxpayers? It's been tried before, namely in the IRS, with very, very mixed results.

Tags: Mike Causey , privatization

Monday - 05/12/2014, 05:18am EDT

Jay McTigue, Director of Strategic Issues, GAO

Absorbing $900 million in budget cuts has created some problems for the IRS, including major staffing reductions and uneven performance. The Government Accountability Office says the agency's budget request of $12.5 billion for fiscal year 2015 is a step in the right direction. Jay McTigue, director of strategic issues for the GAO, tells In Depth with Francis Rose $12.5 billion won't fix what ails the IRS.

Tags: Jay McTigue , GAO , In Depth

Friday - 04/25/2014, 04:49pm EDT
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IRS tax dead beats ... maybe not so much!

Last week the headlines screamed, "IRS TAX DEADBEATS GETTING CASH AWARDS." What a story! What's not to like? Except maybe there is another side to the story, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce ,

Monday - 04/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

The Government Accountability Office says the number of large businesses organized as partnerships has more than tripled since 2002, yet hardly any get audited.

Tags: GAO , oversight , Carl Levin

Friday - 04/18/2014, 03:50pm EDT

Jim White, Director of Tax Issues, Government Accountability Office

Budget cuts have left the IRS high and dry. The Government Accountability Office says the agency has absorbed $900 million in cuts over the past four years. At the same time, the agency is failing to keep up with a growing source of tax revenue: large partnerships. Congress has raised concerns about the extent to which the IRS is able to audit these entities. Jim White, director of tax issues at the GAO, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the partnerships.

Tags: Jim White , Government Accountability Office , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 10:19am EDT
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Report: IRS employees disciplined for misconduct still received bonuses

In a recent audit made public Tuesday, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reported that between Oct. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31 2012, more than 2,800 employees disciplined within the past year for misconduct collected a total of $2.8 million in monetary awards. That included more than $1 million in cash awards for 1,100 IRS employees who had failed to pay federal taxes.

Tags: TIGTA , workforce , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 05:37pm EDT
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