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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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April 10, 2017
Affordable Care Act: Assessment of Efforts to Implement the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision [PDF]
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April 7, 2017
Interim Results of the 2017 Filing Season [PDF]
»Press Release
April 4, 2016
Criminal Investigation Enforced Structuring Laws Primarily Against Legal Source Funds and Compromised the Rights of Some Individuals and Businesses [PDF]
»Press Release
March 27, 2016
Inconsistent Processes and Procedures Result in Many Victims of Identity Theft Not Receiving Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers [PDF]
»Press Release
»More Audit Reports
April 18, 2017
Russian Man Pleads Guilty in Relation to A Stolen Identify Refund Fraud Scheme
April 18, 2017
Hawaiian Man Pleads Guilty to Impersonating an IRS Officer in a Scheme to Defraud Japanese Nationals
April 18, 2017
Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Fraud Scheme
April 18, 2017
New Jersey Tax Preparer Indicted for Aiding and Assisting in the Filing of False Tax Returns and Bank Fraud
March 15, 2017
Former IRS Employee Indicted for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns and Aggravated Identity Theft
March 15, 2017
Individual Pleads Guilty in Wisconsin to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud
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Inspections & Evaluations Reports: April 14, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service Could Reduce Safety, Fire, and Electrical Hazards at Selected Facilities [PDF]
Congressional Testimony: April 6, 2017
“Scam Spotting: Can the IRS Effectively Protect Small Business Information?” [PDF]
Semiannual Report: January 24, 2017
April 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016 [PDF]
Press Release: December 13, 2016
TIGTA Unveils New Poster, Flyer Warning Taxpayers About Impersonation Scam [HTML]
Annual Audit Plans: October 14, 2016
FY2017 Audit Plan [PDF]
Program Plans: October 14, 2016
FY2017 Program Plan [PDF]
Management Performance Challenges Facing the IRS: October 11, 2016
Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Internal Revenue Service for Fiscal Year 2016 [PDF]
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