Audit Reports - FY2010 - No Script

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September 2010

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201041128Verifying Eligibility for Certain New Tax Benefits Was a Challenge for the 2010 Filing Season
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201040129Expanded Access to Wage and Withholding Information Can Improve Identification of Fraudulent Tax Returns
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201040127It Will Take Years to Implement the Return Preparer Program and to Realize Its Impact
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201030125New Legislation Could Affect Filers of the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, but Potential Issues Are Being Addressed
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201030118Internal Controls for Surveying Tax Returns With Abusive Tax Avoidance Transactions Need to Be Strengthened
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201030120Federal Guidelines Do Not Prohibit the Awarding of Contracts to Contractors With Delinquent Tax Liabilities
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201041122Health Coverage Tax Credit Recovery Act Provisions Were Timely Implemented, but Program Capacity Is Limited
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201010124Although Citibank Travel Rebates Have Significantly Increased, They Were Not Properly Allocated, Resulting in the Misappropriation of Funds
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201020094Annual Assessment of the Business Systems Modernization Program
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201040123Many Taxpayers Who Were Not Eligible Received Additional Education Credits Intended for Those Attending Schools in Midwestern Disaster Areas
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201030119Coordination and Procedures for Foreclosures Can Be Improved
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201030104Currency Report Data Can Be a Good Source for Audit Leads
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201011102Previously Reported Acquisition Concerns That Are Relevant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Procurements
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201040121Improvements Are Needed to Verify Refunds to Nonresident Aliens Before the Refunds Are Sent Out of the United States
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201010115The Internal Revenue Service Can Make Better Use of Defense Contract Audit Agency Reports
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201010088Procurement Audit Results Indicate Problems Continue to Exist After Corrective Actions Were Implemented
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201040116Actions Can Be Taken to Improve the Identification of Tax Return Preparers Who Submit Improper Earned Income Tax Credit Claims
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201040117Multiple Use of Taxpayer Identification Numbers Continues to Result in Significant Erroneous Exemptions and Credits
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201010113Improvements Have Been Made to the Recruitment Process, but Continued Focus and Additional Enhancements Are Needed
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201021110The Internal Revenue Service Should Strengthen Processes for Managing Recovery Act Funds Used for the Health Coverage Tax Credit
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201010106Chief Counsel Can Take Actions to Improve the Timeliness of Private Letter Rulings and Potentially Reduce the Number Issued
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201020101Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administrationís Federal Information Security Management Act (Non-Intelligence National Security Systems) Report for Fiscal Year 2010
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201030105Tests for Unreported Income During Sole Proprietor Field Audits Can Be Strengthened
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201040111System Errors and Lower Than Expected Tax Return Volumes Affected the Implementation of the Modernized e-File System for Individual Tax Return Processing
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201040108Toll-Free Telephone Access Exceeded Expectations, but Access for Hearing- and Speech-Impaired Taxpayers Could Be Improved
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201030112Actions Are Being Taken to Address the Impact That International Financial Reporting Standards Will Have on Tax Administration
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201020099The Federal Student Aid Datashare Application Was Successfully Deployed, but Improvements in Systems Development Disciplines Are Needed
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201040109Improvements to the Volunteer Program Are Producing Positive Results, but Further Improvements Are Needed to the Quality Assurance Process
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August 2010

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201030089Plans for Evaluating the Use of Soft Notices in Addressing Underreporting Can Be Enhanced
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201020084More Actions Are Needed to Correct the Security Roles and Responsibilities Portion of the Computer Security Material Weakness
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201030096Classifiers Are Eliminating Less Productive Tax Returns From the Audit Stream, but Their Work Needs Closer Monitoring
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201030103Fiscal Year 2010 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Notifying Taxpayers of Their Rights When Requested to Extend the Assessment Statute
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201030095Collection Actions for In-Business Trust Fund Accounts Closed as Currently Not Collectible Need Improvement
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201040100Surveys of Taxpayers With Tax Account Issues Indicate They Are Satisfied With the Service They Received at Taxpayer Assistance Centers
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201040091Improvements Are Needed to Reduce Erroneous Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Claims
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201010081A Statistical Portrayal of the Taxpayer Advocate Service for Fiscal Years 2005 Through 2009
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201041086A Comprehensive Strategy Is Being Developed to Identify Individuals With First-Time Homebuyer Credit Repayment Requirements
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201040098Target Dates Have Not Been Established to Eliminate or Reduce Taxpayer Social Security Numbers From Outgoing Correspondence
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201010097Statistical Trends in Retirement Plans
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201030090The Office of Disclosure Continues to Improve Compliance With the Freedom of Information Act Requirements
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July 2010

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201030076Fiscal Year 2010 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Restricting the Use of Records of Tax Enforcement Results
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201030073Fiscal Year 2010 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Prohibiting the Use of Illegal Tax Protester and Similar Designations
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201011087Concerns About Contracting Officer's Technical Representatives That Are Relevant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Procurements
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201010075The Office of Appeals Has Improved Compliance Within Its Collection Due Process Program; However, Some Improvement Is Still Needed
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201011083Initial Build America Bond Subsidy Payments Were Processed Accurately and Timely
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201010085Tax-Exempt User Fee Processing Improved for Dishonored Checks and Refund of Overpayments
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201040062Better Use of Available Third-Party Data Could Identify and Prevent More Than One Billion Dollars in Potentially Erroneous Refunds
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201020064The Internal Revenue Service Is Improving Management Controls for Information Technology Strategic Planning and Capital Investments
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201030072Actions Are Needed to Protect Taxpayers' Rights During the Lien Due Process
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201030074Trends in the Criminal Investigation Divisionís Enforcement Activities Showed Improvements; However, Some Goals Were Not Attained
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June 2010

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201011071Additional Actions Are Needed to Ensure Readiness to Comply With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Procurement Requirements
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201010052The Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board Has Taken Actions to Improve Its Financial Management, but Continuing Weaknesses Were Identified
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201030058The Criminal Investigation Division Can Take Steps to Ensure Its Seizure Opportunities Are Maximized
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201041069Additional Steps Are Needed to Prevent and Recover Erroneous Claims for the First-Time Homebuyer Credit
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201030068Fiscal Year 2010 Statutory Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Issuing Levies
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201020056Additional Efforts Are Needed to Implement the Electronics Stewardship Program and Maximize the Energy Efficiency of Desktop Computer Equipment
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201041070The Implementation of the Five-Year Net Operating Loss Carryback Claim Provisions Were Generally Effective
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201030067Filing Characteristics and Examination Results for Small Business Corporate Returns
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201030066Trends in Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2009
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201030061Plans Exist to Engage the Tax Preparer Community in Reducing the Tax Gap; However, Enhancements Are Needed
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201010065Measurable Progress Has Been Made in Addressing Federal Financial Management Improvement Act Noncompliance; However, Significant Challenges Remain
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201030059Accuracy-Related Penalties Are Seldom Considered Properly During Correspondence Audits
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201030060Fiscal Year 2010 Statutory Review of Restrictions on Directly Contacting Taxpayers
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May 2010

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201020041Modernized e-File Will Enhance Processing of Electronically Filed Individual Tax Returns, but System Development and Security Need Improvement
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201021057Recovery Act Provisions for the Health Coverage Tax Credit Were Implemented, but Development Processes Could Be Improved
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201020051Taxpayer Data Used at Contractor Facilities May Be at Risk for Unauthorized Access or Disclosure
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201040055Current Practices Are Preventing a Reduction in the Volume of Undeliverable Mail
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201010054Additional Actions Are Needed to Measure and Evaluate the Impact of the Pay-for-Performance System on Recruiting, Retaining, and Motivating Highly Skilled Leaders
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201030049Fiscal Year 2010 Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Conducting Seizures of Taxpayers' Property
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201040053Accountability Over Volunteer Program Computers Has Significantly Improved, but Providing Computers to Volunteers Presents Many Challenges
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201020044Implementing Best Practices and Additional Controls Can Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency and the Environmental and Energy Program
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April 2010

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201030046More Management Information Is Needed to Improve Oversight of Automated Collection System Outbound Calls
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201030050Most Unpaid Taxes of Participants in the Troubled Asset Relief Program Have Been Resolved
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201040048Payments Processed Through the Remittance Strategy for Paper Check Conversion Are Posted Accurately, but Deposit Timeliness Needs Improvement
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March 2010

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201041047Interim Results of the 2010 Filing Season
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201040045Telephone Authentication Practices Need Improvements to Better Prevent Unauthorized Disclosures
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201020027Additional Security Is Needed for Access to the Registered User Portal
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201040042The Screening and Monitoring of E-File Providers Has Improved, but More Work Is Needed to Ensure the Integrity of the E-File Program
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201020028Additional Security Controls Are Needed to Protect the Automated Collection System
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201040040Procedures Need to Be Developed for Collection Issues Associated With Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers
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201040043A Service-wide Strategy Is Needed to Address Growing Noncompliance With Individual Retirement Account Contribution and Distribution Requirements
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201010039Internal Accounting Errors Reduced the Federal Funding Available for Unemployment Benefits by $63 Million During Fiscal Years 2005 Through 2009
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201030036Criminal Investigation Division Resources Devoted to Supporting Recommended Prosecutions Can Be Enhanced With a Stronger Strategic Focus
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201040030Withholding Compliance Program Results Are Trending Favorably, but Program Enhancements Are Needed
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201040033The Automated Substitute for Return Program Brings Some Taxpayers Into Compliance; However, Program Enhancements Are Needed
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201030025Employment Tax Compliance Could Be Improved With Better Coordination and Information Sharing
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201040034Increased Outreach Efforts Could Enhance Taxpayer Awareness of the Benefits of the Qualified Joint Venture Filing Option
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201010037Collection Employees Adhered to Fair Tax Collection Practices From January 2009 Through September 2009
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201011035Initial Published Guidance for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Bonds Was Complete, Accurate, and Consistent
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201030029Improvements Are Needed When Identifying Revenue Officer Casework
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201030032Collection Alternatives Were Available to Economically Distressed Taxpayers, but Some New Processes Need Improvement
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201030023Lien Determinations Were Untimely or Not Made Appropriately for Over $1.4 Billion in Delinquent Taxes
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201040031The Internal Revenue Service Is Taking Several Actions to Improve Its Toll-Free Telephone Performance for the 2010 Filing Season
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201030019Processing and Monitoring of Balance Due Notice Cases Needs Improvement
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February 2010

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201030024Significant Tax Issues Are Often Not Addressed During Correspondence Audits of Sole Proprietors
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201030026Fiscal Year 2010 Statutory Review of Disclosure of Collection Activity With Respect to Joint Returns
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201010021Appeals Has Made Considerable Progress in Its Campus Centralization Efforts, but Some Opportunities Exist for Improvement
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201010018Improvements Have Been Made, but Additional Actions Could Ensure That Section 527 Political Organizations More Fully Disclose Financial Information
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January 2010

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201010022Attestation Review of the Internal Revenue Service's Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Accounting of Drug Control Funds and Related Performance
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201010020Additional Actions Are Needed to Realize Benefits of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Reporting and Electronic Examination System
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201040017Insufficient and Inexperienced Staff Could Reduce the Ability to Detect and Stop Fraudulent Refunds
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201030013Appropriate Actions Were Taken to Conclude Work on the Private Debt Collection Program
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201011016Observations About Annual Dollar Limits for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Bonds
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December 2009

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201010012Additional Process Improvements Are Needed Due to Continued Growth in the Voluntary Correction Program for Retirement Plans
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201040005Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers Are Being Issued Without Sufficient Supporting Documentation
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201020001Reengineering Individual Tax Return Processing Requires Effective Risk Management
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November 2009

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201020007Progress Has Been Made in Standardizing Processes in the Computing Centers, but Additional Improvements Are Needed to Maximize Benefits
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201041011Evaluation of the Internal Revenue Service's Capability to Ensure Proper Use of Recovery Act Funds
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201020003While Effective Actions Have Been Taken to Address Previously Reported Weaknesses in the Protection of Federal Tax Information at State Government Agencies, Additional Improvements Are Needed
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201041002Millions of Taxpayers May Be Negatively Affected by the Reduced Withholding Associated With the Making Work Pay Credit
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October 2009

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201020004Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration - Federal Information Security Management Act Report for Fiscal Year 2009