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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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Latest Audit Reports Recent Investigations
May 20, 2019
Billions of Dollars in Non-Payroll Tax Withholding Discrepancies Are Not Being Addressed [PDF]
May 14, 2019<
Status of the Office of Chief Counsel’s Issuance of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Guidance [PDF]
May 13, 2019
Some Refundable Credits Are Still Not Classified and Reported Correctly as a High Risk for Improper Payment by the Internal Revenue Service [PDF]
May 8, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service Did Not Follow Congressional Directives Before Closing Taxpayer Assistance Centers; a Data-Driven Model Should Be Used to Optimize Locations [PDF]
»More Audit Reports
May 21, 2019
Indian National Extradited to the United States to Face Charges for His Role in a Complex Impersonation Scam
May 21, 2019
California Man Sentenced for His Role in an Impersonation Scam
May 21, 2019
Indictment Unsealed - Three More Individuals Plus a Business Charged in IRS Impersonation Scam
May 21, 2019
Las Vegas Tax Business Owner Indicted in Scheme to Defraud Using Stolen Client Information and Fraudulent Financial Information
May 21, 2019
Tax Preparer Charged for Using Customer Information in Scheme to Defraud
April 25, 2019
IRS Employee Indicted For Wire Fraud, Theft of Government Property, and Aggravated Identity Theft
»More Investigation Highlights
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Inspections & Evaluations Reports: May 22, 2019
Physical Security Controls at the **********8********** [PDF]
Congressional Testimony: May 9, 2019
“Understanding The Tax Gap And Taxpayer Noncompliance” [PDF]
Semiannual Report: December 6, 2018
April 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018 [PDF]
Annual Audit Plans: October 16, 2018
FY2019 Audit Plan [PDF]
Program Plans: October 16, 2018
FY2019 Program Plan [PDF]
Management Performance Challenges Facing the IRS: October 16, 2018
Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Internal Revenue Service for Fiscal Year 2019 [PDF]
Peer Review Reports: September 13, 2018
FY2018 Peer Review Report [PDF]
Press Release: May 22, 2018
TIGTA Announces Personnel Changes in the Office of Investigations [HTML]
Press Release: December 27, 2017
TIGTA Announces Acting Deputy Inspector General for Investigations [HTML]
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