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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
March 27, 2016
Inconsistent Processes and Procedures Result in Many Victims of Identity Theft Not Receiving Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers [PDF]
»Press Release
March 6, 2017
Affordable Care Act: Verification of Premium Tax Credit Claims During the 2016 Filing Season [PDF]
»Press Release
February 9, 2017
Efforts Continue to Result in Improved Identification of Fraudulent Tax Returns Involving Identity Theft; However, Accuracy of Measures Needs Improvement [PDF]
»Press Release
November 30, 2016
Actions Can Be Taken to Improve Processes of a Newly Developed Program That Enables Victims of Identity Theft to Request Copies of Fraudulent Tax Returns [PDF]
»Press Release
»More Audit Reports
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
March 15, 2017
Three Individuals Plead Guilty to the Theft of a $4.3 Million Treasury Check
March 15, 2017
Postal Employee and Spouse Indicted for Passing Forged Endorsements on U.S. Treasury Checks and Threatening a Federal Law Enforcement Officer
January 20, 2017
IRS Employee Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft and Unauthorized Disclosure of IRS Records
January 20, 2017
Georgia Man Arrested for Wire Fraud
»More Investigation Highlights
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Inspections & Evaluations Reports: March 22, 2017
A More Focused Strategy Is Needed to Effectively Address Egregious Employment Tax Crimes [PDF]
Congressional Testimony: March 8, 2017
"Examining the IRSís Customer Service Challenges" [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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