Audit Reports - FY2009 - No Script

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September 2009

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200910139Controls Over the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives Workforce Were Ineffective, Resulting in Significant Risks to the Government
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200930141Improvements Are Needed in the Administration of Education Credits and Reporting Requirements for Educational Institutions
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200941144The Internal Revenue Service Faces Significant Challenges in Verifying Eligibility for the First-Time Homebuyer Credit
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200910121The Taxpayer Advocate Service Should Reevaluate the Roles of Its Staff and Improve the Administration of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
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200920145Federal Information Security Management Act Report for Fiscal Year 2009


200940137Improvements Are Needed to Ensure the Health Coverage Tax Credit Is Properly Claimed on Tax Returns
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200940143Inadequate Controls Over Dishonored Checks Put Millions of Dollars at Risk for Erroneous Refund Issuance
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200940138Combat Zone Indicators on Taxpayer Accounts Are Frequently Inaccurate
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200940140Taxpayer Information Is at Risk When Copies of Tax Returns and Transcripts Are Ordered
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200940142The 2009 Filing Season Was Successful Despite Significant Challenges Presented by the Passage of New Tax Legislation
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200910126The Office of Appeals Continues to Improve Compliance With Collection Due Process Requirements
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200940128Ensuring the Quality Assurance Processes Are Consistently Followed Remains a Significant Challenge for the Volunteer Program
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200940131Increased Automated Controls Could Further Improve Accountability Over Manual Refunds
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200910097Future Tax Revenues Are at Risk Because Certain Tax-Exempt Bonds May Exceed Annual Dollar Limits Without Detection
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200920136Annual Assessment of the Business Systems Modernization Program
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200930116Procedures to Address Noncompliance With the Reporting Requirements for Contributions of Motor Vehicles Continue to Be Inadequate
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200930124Additional Managerial Involvement Is Needed to Promote Consistent Use of Accuracy-Related Penalties
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200940130Repeated Efforts to Modernize Paper Tax Return Processing Have Been Unsuccessful; However, Actions Can Be Taken to Increase Electronic Filing and Reduce Processing Costs
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200940129Evaluation of the Planning, Computation, and Issuance of the Recovery Rebate Credit
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200910117Controls Over the Use of Premium-Class Travel Are Generally Effective, but Did Not Detect Some Employees Traveling Without Proper Authorization
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200920119Progress Has Been Made, but Additional Steps Are Needed to Ensure Taxpayer Accounts Are Monitored to Detect Unauthorized Employee Accesses
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200940127Higher Than Planned Call Demand Reduced Toll-Free Telephone Access for the 2009 Filing Season
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200930115The Office of Disclosure Continues to Improve Upon Its Responses to Taxpayers’ Requests Under the Freedom of Information Act
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August 2009

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200920120Significant Improvements Have Been Made to Protect Sensitive Data on Laptop Computers and Other Portable Electronic Media Devices
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200920100Customer Account Data Engine Release 4 Includes Most Planned Capabilities and Security Requirements for Processing Individual Tax Account Information
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200930114Deficiencies Exist in the Control and Timely Resolution of Whistleblower Claims
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200940125Internal Controls for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Grant Program Are in Place but Could Be Strengthened
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200910118To Address Its Human Capital Challenge, the Internal Revenue Service Needs to Focus on Four Key Areas
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200930106More Progress Is Needed to Reduce the Millions of Dollars Paid in Interest on Improperly Frozen Refunds
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200930104Embedded Quality Is an Effective Measure of Field Collection Program Work, but Improvements Could Be Made
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200920102Changing Strategies Led to the Termination of the My IRS Account Project
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200930103Consistent and Effective Management Involvement Is Needed in Resolving Disagreements Over Audit Results
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200940099The Discretionary Examination Program Performance Results Are Incomplete; Therefore, Some Measures Are Overstated and Inaccurate
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200940112Mortgage Interest Data Could Be Used to Pursue More Nonfilers and Underreporters
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200930105Potential Opportunities Exist to Enhance the Favorable Productivity Trends for Audits Initiated by the Updated Return Selection Formulas
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200930113Fiscal Year 2009 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Notifying Taxpayers of Their Rights When Requested to Extend the Assessment Statute
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July 2009

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200910094The Internal Revenue Service’s Federal Financial Management Improvement Act Remediation Plan As of December 31, 2008
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200920108Computer System Access Controls Over Contractors Need to Be Improved
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200910107Controls Over Real Property Management Have Improved; However, Additional Efforts Are Needed to Address Planned Staffing Increases
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200910101Collection Employees Adhered to Fair Tax Collection Practices in Calendar Year 2008
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200910095An Improved Project Management Process Is Needed to Measure the Impact of Research Efforts on Tax Administration
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200940098Inadequate Data on Paid Preparers Impedes Effective Oversight
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200910096A Corporate Approach Is Needed to Provide for a More Effective Tax-Exempt Fraud Program
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June 2009

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200920093Changing Excise Files Information Retrieval System Development Requirements Resulted in Increased Costs and Schedule Delays
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200930091Fiscal Year 2009 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Restricting the Use of Records of Tax Enforcement Results
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200920084The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 Program Office Has Addressed Prior Weaknesses, but Progress Is Slower Than What Has Been Reported
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200930085The Compliance Initiative Projects Program Performed Some Examinations After the Projects Expired or Were Terminated
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200930090Collection Actions Could Be Accelerated on Some Large Dollar Balance Due Accounts
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200910088Invoice Audit of the Financial Statement/Government Accountability Office Audit Support Services Contract - TIRNO-00-D-00022
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200930092Collection Actions on Abusive Tax Avoidance Transaction Cases Are Generally Effective, but Measures to Evaluate Performance Results Are Needed
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200940087Inadequate Management Information Has Adversely Affected the Acceptance Agent Program
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200930086An Appropriate Methodology Has Been Developed for Conducting the National Research Program Study to Measure the Voluntary Compliance of Individual Income Taxpayers
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200930089Additional Actions Are Needed to Protect Taxpayers’ Rights During the Lien Due Process
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200930083Analyzing Taxpayer Errors Can Help to Improve Forms and Instructions
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200930081Enforcement Actions Were Not Always Timely Initiated When Taxpayers Did Not Respond to Contact Attempts or Missed Deadlines
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200930082Trends in Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2008
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200920071Modernization Program Uncertainties Are Affecting the Account Management Services Project Development
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May 2009

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200940078Fiscal Year 2009 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Prohibiting the Use of Illegal Tax Protester and Similar Designations
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200930068Expanded Information Reporting Should Increase the Proper Reporting of Farm Income, but Additional Steps Could Be Taken
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200930076Elderly Taxpayers Would Benefit by the Internal Revenue Service and Tax Professionals Partnering to Reduce Unnecessary Filings
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200920079Initial Efforts to Develop a New Web-based Portal Environment Were Not Successful
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200930077Fiscal Year 2009 Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Conducting Seizures of Taxpayers’ Property
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200930070Fiscal Year 2009 Statutory Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Issuing Levies
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200910080Statistical Profile of Alleged Political Intervention by Tax-Exempt Organizations in the 2004 Election Season
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200930059Increased Management Oversight of the Sensitive but Unclassified Waste Disposal Process Is Needed to Prevent Inadvertent Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
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200940072Field Assistance Office Management Information Systems Have Improved, but Enhancements Could Improve Taxpayer Service
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April 2009

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200940069Evaluation of Efforts to Ensure Eligible Individuals Received Their Economic Stimulus Payment
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March 2009

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200910056A Documented Comprehensive Strategy Is Needed to Focus Efforts on Ensuring Compliance by Tax-Exempt Non-filers
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200940057Actions Are Needed to Ensure Proper Use of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and to Verify or Limit Refundable Credit Claims
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200940058Interim Results of the 2009 Filing Season
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200920051The Fuel Excise Tax Compliance Program Has Made Significant Progress, but Program Improvements Are Needed to Increase Highway Trust Fund Revenue
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200920055Progress Has Been Slow in Implementing Federal Security Configurations on Employee Computers
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200930053Statistical Portrayal of the Criminal Investigation Division’s Enforcement Activities for Fiscal Years 2000 Through 2008
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200910049Reliance on New Procedures Allowed Some False Economic Stimulus Payments to Be Issued and Pose a Continuing Risk of False Refunds Being Issued in the Future
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200930054Fiscal Year 2009 Statutory Review of Restrictions on Directly Contacting Taxpayers
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200930052Significant Revenue Continues to Be Lost Because of Unassessed Failure to Pay Tax Penalties
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200910050Controls Over Employee Telephone Calling Cards Are Insufficient to Identify Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
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200930046Fiscal Year 2009 Statutory Review of Disclosure of Collection Activity With Respect to Joint Returns
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200940047There Were Significant Limitations in Phase 1 of the Facilitated Self-Assistance Research Project
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200920045While Controls Have Been Implemented to Address Malware, Continued Attention Is Needed to Address This Growing Threat
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200930044Revenue Officers Have Minimal Need for Individual Forms 809 Books
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February 2009

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200910041Workforce Planning Efforts Are Hindered by a Lack of Comprehensive Information on Employee Skills Levels
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200940032The Process Taxpayers Must Use to Report Complaints Against Tax Return Preparers Is Ineffective and Causes Unnecessary Taxpayer Burden
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200910025An Agency-Wide Recruitment Strategy and Effective Performance Measures Are Needed to Address Future Recruiting Challenges
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200940031The Federal Payment Levy Program Needs to Reduce Taxpayer Burden and Maximize Revenue
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200910039Tax Practitioners Promoting Abusive Tax Shelters Are Still Able to Represent Taxpayers Before the Internal Revenue Service
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200930036Additional Actions Are Needed to Protect Taxpayers’ Rights and the Government’s Interest During Bankruptcy Proceedings
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200920022Implementing the Data Strategy Will Make System and Application Development More Efficient and Effective
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200930034Examiners Did Not Always Properly Select the Prior and/or Subsequent Year Tax Returns
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200920038Better Emergency Preparedness Planning Could Improve Business Continuity Efforts
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200910037Current Practices Might Be Preventing Use of the Most Advantageous Contractual Methods to Acquire Goods and Services
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200930023Some Automated Collection System Large-Dollar Cases Were Not Worked Effectively
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200930035While Actions Have Been Taken to Address Worker Misclassification, an Agency-Wide Employment Tax Program and Better Data Are Needed
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January 2009

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200910040Attestation Review of the Internal Revenue Service's Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Accounting of Drug Control Funds and Related Performance
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200940030Call Volume Associated With the Economic Stimulus Payments Made It Difficult to Reach the Internal Revenue Service During Fiscal Year 2008
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December 2008

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200940024The Earned Income Tax Credit Program Has Made Advances; However, Alternatives to Traditional Compliance Methods Are Needed to Stop Billions of Dollars in Erroneous Payments
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200920026The Internal Revenue Service Deployed the Modernized e-File System With Known Security Vulnerabilities
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200930018Despite the Success Achieved, the Son of Boss Settlement Had Little Impact on Investor Filing and Payment Compliance
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November 2008

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200910017A Budget and Additional Business Measures Would Help the Criminal Investigation Division Better Administer Its Counterterrorism Efforts
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October 2008

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200920008The Modernization Vision and Strategy Program Is Achieving Desired Results, but Risks Remain
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200920001Customer Account Data Engine Release 3 Successfully Processes Individual Tax Return and Tax Account Information
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