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The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) was established under the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 to provide independent oversight of IRS activities. TIGTA promotes the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the internal revenue laws. It is also committed to the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse within the IRS and related entities.

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June 29, 2016
Better Adherence to Procedures Is Needed to Accurately Assess the Volunteer Tax Return Preparation Program [PDF]
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June 21, 2016
Improvements are Needed in Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Compliance and Processing Efforts [PDF]
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June 8, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service Did Not Identify and Assist All Individuals Potentially Affected by the Get Transcript Application Data Breach [PDF]
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May 19, 2016
Without Expanded Error Correction Authority, Billions of Dollars in Identified Potentially Erroneous Earned Income Credit Claims Will Continue to Go Unaddressed Each Year [PDF]
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July 20, 2016
Delaware Restaurant Owner Indicted for Attempting to Bribe an IRS Employee
July 20, 2016
IRS Employee Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Taking Bribe<
July 20, 2016
IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft in Connection with an Audit
July 20, 2016
Jury Finds IRS Employee Guilty of Defrauding the Government with False Tax Returns <
July 20, 2016
Five Individuals Arrested for Fraud in IRS Phone Scams
July 20, 2016
Ft Lauderdale Man Arrested for Threatening IRS Employee With a Shotgun
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Press Release: July 22, 2016
TIGTA Releases New Informational Brochure
Semiannual Report: June 28, 2016
October 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016 [PDF]
Congressional Testimony: April 19, 2016
“The 2016 Tax Filing Season” [PDF]
Inspections & Evaluations Report: April 15, 2016
Several Changes Sought by the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 Remain a Challenge [PDF]
Peer Review Report: January 7, 2016
2015 Peer Review Report [PDF]
Management Performance Challenges Facing the IRS: October 15, 2015
Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Internal Revenue Service for Fiscal Year 2016 [PDF]
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