Audit Reports - FY2008 - No Script

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September 2008

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200840183The 2008 Filing Season Was Generally Successful Despite the Challenges of Late and Unexpected Tax Legislation
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200830181Although the Large and Mid-Size Business Divisionís Currency Initiative Was Considered a Success, Improvements Could Be Made in Future Initiatives
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200820179Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration - Federal Information Security Management Act (Non-Intelligence - National Security Systems) Report for Fiscal Year 2008


200840182Processes Are Not Sufficient to Minimize Fraud and Ensure the Accuracy of Tax Refund Direct Deposits
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200840180Most Automated Underreporter Program Notices Are Correct; However, Additional Oversight Is Needed
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200820163The Internal Revenue Service Deployed Two of Its Most Important Modernized Systems With Known Security Vulnerabilities
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200830165Additional Steps Need to Be Completed to Ensure the Success of the Service-wide Non-filer Strategy
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200810172An Estimated $1.6 Billion in Fraudulent Refunds Was Issued During the 2006 and 2007 Filing Seasons
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200840177Accuracy of Volunteer Tax Returns Continues to Improve, but Better Controls Are Needed to Ensure Consistent Application of Procedures and Processes
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200830175The Telephone Excise Tax Refund Was Not Claimed on Business Tax Returns Primarily Because of the Perceived Work and Expense Involved to Do So
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200820176The Office of Research, Analysis, and Statistics Needs to Address Computer Security Weaknesses
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200820178Weaknesses in Business Resumption Plans Could Delay Recovery From a Disaster
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200810148Emergency Preparedness at Internal Revenue Service Facilities Needs to Be Improved
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200830156Opportunities Exist to Improve the Correspondence Examination Process for High-Income Nonfilers


200830158The Internal Revenue Service Needs to Evaluate Tolerance Levels to Ensure That Program Objectives Are Met


200830166Tax Forms and Publications Were Generally Obtainable, but the Time Required to Acquire Forms Could Be Reduced
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200820161The Enterprise Systems Management Program Is Making Progress to Improve Service Delivery and Monitoring, but Risks Remain
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200810160The Office of Appeals Continues to Show Improvement in Processing Collection Due Process Cases
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200820151Customer Account Data Engine Project Management Practices Have Improved, but Continued Attention Is Needed to Ensure Future Success
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200830157The Internal Revenue Service and Contractors Are Generally Following Procedures Established for the Private Debt Collection Program, but Improvements Are Needed
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200820173Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration - Federal Information Security Management Act Report for Fiscal Year 2008


200810162Five Fair Tax Collection Practices Violations Resulted in Administrative Actions in Calendar Year 2007
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200840174Evaluation of the Computation of Economic Stimulus Payments
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200840171Most Tax Returns Prepared by a Limited Sample of Unenrolled Preparers Contained Significant Errors
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August 2008

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200810169A More Strategic and Consistent Approach to Estimating Retirements and Other Separations Is Needed to Better Plan for Future Human Resource Needs
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200840170Many Taxpayers Who Obtain Refund Anticipation Loans Could Benefit From Free Tax Preparation Services
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200840167The Withholding Compliance Program Is Improving Taxpayer Compliance; However, Additional Enforcement Actions Are Needed
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200840168Increased Call Volume Associated With Economic Stimulus Payments Reduced Toll-Free Access for the 2008 Filing Season
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200810140Indian Tribal Noncompliance With the Bank Secrecy Act Is Effectively Identified and Addressed, but Improvements Can Be Made
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200830164The Office of Disclosure Continued to Improve Compliance With the Freedom of Information Act Requirements
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200830154Guidance Could Be Enhanced for Deciding to Use a Qualified Intermediary in Like-Kind Exchanges
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200820159Unauthorized and Insecure Internal Web Servers Are Connected to the Internal Revenue Service Network
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200830155Computer Programming Changes Are Needed to Reduce Delays in Reissuing Some Undelivered Refund Checks
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200830150The Automated Collection System Gap Case Test Initiative Was Not Effectively Conducted
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July 2008

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200820153Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Ė Federal Information Security Management Act (Intelligence - National Security Systems) Report for Fiscal Year 2008


200820134The Information Technology Enterprise Governance Structure Needs Further Process Improvements to Ensure Adequate Oversight
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200840149Evaluation of Planning Efforts for the Issuance of Economic Stimulus Payments
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200810142Improved Controls Over Grants Provided to Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Would Lower the Risk of the Inappropriate Use of Federal Government Funds
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200840146Procedures Were Not Always Followed When Resolving Alternative Minimum Tax Discrepancies
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200830144Better Management of Some Procedures for Sales of Seized Property Is Needed
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200830147While Documentation Was Not Available to Fully Assess the Return Preparer Program, Identification and Processing of Preparer Penalties Can Be Improved
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200820130Correspondence Imaging System Performance Has Improved, but Additional Measures Are Needed to Ensure That the System Performs As Expected
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200810133Statistical Portrayal of the Criminal Investigation Divisionís Enforcement Activities for Fiscal Years 2000 Through 2007
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200840131While Progress Has Been Made, Limits on the Number of Examinations Reduce the Effectiveness of the Earned Income Tax Credit Recertification Program


June 2008

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200810132Progress Has Been Made, but Important Work Must Be Completed to Ensure Timely Identification of Future Leaders
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200820129Annual Assessment of the Business Systems Modernization Program
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200820122Improvements to the Modernized e-File System Will Help Provide Intended Benefits to the Internal Revenue Service and Taxpayers
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200810117Improvements Have Been Made to Educate Tax-Exempt Organizations and Enforce the Prohibition Against Political Activities, but Further Improvements Are Possible
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200840128A Self-Assistance Option Would Reduce Burden and Costs Associated With Resolving Rejected Electronic Tax Returns
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200840125Improvements in the Distribution and Design of Internal Documents and Tax Publications, Forms, and Notices Could Reduce Costs Considerably
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200830126Fiscal Year 2008 Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Conducting Seizures of Taxpayersí Property
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200840127Fiscal Year 2008 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Notifying Taxpayers of Their Rights When Requested to Extend the Assessment Statute
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200810123Chief Counsel Should Address Questions Related to Proposed Changes in the Automatic Consent Process
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May 2008

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200830114Actions Are Needed to Control Risks With International Transactions Reported on Corporate Income Tax Returns
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200840124Fiscal Year 2008 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Prohibiting the Use of Illegal Tax Protester and Similar Designations
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200840118Inaccurate and Incomplete Data Have Adversely Affected Implementation of the Taxpayer Assistance Center Geographic Footprint
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200840113Installment Agreement User Fees Were Not Properly Calculated or Always Collected
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200830107The Complexity of the Law Makes Administering the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit Difficult
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April 2008

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200810106While Renowned for Its Forensic Capabilities, the Digital Evidence Program Faces Challenges and Needs More Controls
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200840112Oversight and Administration of the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program Need Improvement
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200830093Lack of Compensation for Unused Sick Leave at Retirement Has Contributed to Higher Use by Employees in the Federal Employees Retirement System
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200830091The Telephone Excise Tax Refund Program Was Successfully Implemented for Businesses; However, a Large Amount of Overcollected Tax Has Gone Unclaimed
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200830094Additional Actions Are Needed to Effectively Address the Tax Gap
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200810088The Taxpayer Advocate Service Needs to Improve Its Processing of Economic Burden Cases
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200830095Trends in Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2007
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200840108Fiscal Year 2008 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Restricting the Use of Records of Tax Enforcement Results
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200830097Fiscal Year 2008 Statutory Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Issuing Levies
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200810098Due to the Lack of Experienced Users, the Benefits of Performance-Based Acquisition Are Not Being Fully Realized
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March 2008

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200840100Interim Results of the 2008 Filing Season
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200840099Fiscal Year 2008 Statutory Review of Disclosure of Collection Activity With Respect to Joint Returns
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200810096The Internal Revenue Serviceís Federal Financial Management Improvement Act Remediation Plan As of December 31, 2007
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200810092Procurementís Control Environment Was Ineffective and Did Not Prevent Overpayments to Contractors
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200840087Individual Retirement Account Contributions and Distributions Are Not Adequately Monitored to Ensure Tax Compliance


200840090Fiscal Year 2008 Statutory Review of Restrictions on Directly Contacting Taxpayers
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200830082Fiscal Year 2008 Statutory Review of Compliance With Lien Due Process Procedures
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200820078Private Collection Agencies Adequately Protected Taxpayer Data
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200820071Inadequate Security Controls Over Routers and Switches Jeopardize Sensitive Taxpayer Information
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200840086Outreach Has Improved, but More Action Is Needed to Effectively Address Employment-Related and Tax Fraud Identity Theft
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200840089Increasing Federal and State Cooperation and Promoting Electronic Filing Would Improve Administration of Taxes Used to Maintain the Nationís Highways
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200810073Controls and Performance Measures for the Records Management Program Need to Be Improved
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200820077Actions Are Needed to Improve the Effectiveness of the Physical Security Program
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200810057Performance Measures and Improved Case Tracking Would Help the Exempt Organizations Function Better Allocate Resources
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200830056A More Strategic Approach Could Enhance the Workersí Compensation Program Return-to-Work Efforts
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200820076Improvements Are Needed to the Information Security Program Governance Process
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200810075The Published Guidance Program Needs Additional Controls to Minimize Risks and Increase Public Awareness
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200820053The Account Management Services Project Is Meeting Its Development Goals
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February 2008

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200820061Disaster Recovery Issues Have Not Been Effectively Resolved, but Progress Is Being Made
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200830060The Internal Revenue Service Needs to Emphasize Limited Use of a Collection Suspension Code That Can Allow Inappropriate Refunds
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200840062Processing of Carryback Loss Claims Needs to Be Improved to Ensure Taxpayers Receive Accurate Refunds
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200830072The Baltimore Collection Field Function Office Properly Controlled Form 809 Receipt Books and Timely Transmitted Remittances for Processing
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200840059The Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint Phase 2 Was Generally Reliable, but Oversight of the Survey Design Needs Improvement
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January 2008

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200810058Attestation Review of the Internal Revenue Serviceís Fiscal Year 2007 Annual Accounting of Drug Control Funds and Related Performance
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200820028The Modernization and Information Technology Services Organizationís Competitive Sourcing Program Needs Improvement
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200810055The Office of Appeals Closed Case Files Are Overwhelming Onsite Storage Space
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December 2007

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200810054Invoice Audit of Fees Paid Under the Private Debt Collection Initiative
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200810051Appropriate Actions Were Taken to Prepare for the Receipt of New Filing Information From Smaller Tax-Exempt Organizations
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200810052The Tax Exempt Bonds Office Has Established Controls, but Improvements Are Needed to Prevent Improprieties
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200830027Tax Examiners Did Not Always Resolve Return Delinquency Cases, and Computer Checks Did Not Identify Unfiled Returns
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200820030Lack of Proper IRS Oversight of the Department of the Treasury HSPD-12 Initiative Resulted in Misuse of Federal Government Resources
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200820029Internal Revenue Service Databases Continue to Be Susceptible to Penetration Attacks
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200810025Management Oversight Improved, but Expected Benefits and Capabilities for the Tax Exempt Determination System Release 2 Were Not Delivered
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November 2007

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200820026The Internal Revenue Serviceís Compliance With the Federal Information Security Management Act (Non-Intelligence - National Security Systems) for Fiscal Year 2007


200820002Efforts to Update Aging Computer Hardware Are Underway, but Program Improvements Are Needed to Minimize Risks
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October 2007

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200840004The Customer Account Data Engine Release 2.2 Posted Tax Return Information Accurately
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200830001Identification of Unreported Self-Employment Taxes Can Be Improved
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