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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 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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May 4, 2016
Opportunities Exist to Identify and Examine Individual Taxpayers Who Deduct Potential Hobby Losses to Offset Other Income [PDF]
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May 3, 2016
Affordable Care Act: Internal Revenue Service Verification of Premium Tax Credit Claims During the 2015 Filing Season [PDF]
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April 28, 2016
Revising Tax Debt Identification Programming and Correcting Procedural Errors Could Improve the Tax Refund Offset Program [PDF]
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May 25, 2016
Two Missouri Men Sentenced in an Elaborate Conspiracy to Defraud the Government
May 25, 2016
California Man Indicted for Intentionally Running Over a Federal (DHS) Employee
May 25, 2016
Nevada Trio Indicted for Participation in a Telemarketing Fraud Scheme
May 25, 2016
California Tax Return Preparer Arrested on Federal Fraud Charges
April 21, 2016
Former IRS Employee Sentenced for Involvement in a Stolen Identity Refund Scheme
April 21, 2016
Nigerian Man Arrested for Role in Large-Scale Scheme Using Stolen Identities to Interfere With and Defraud the IRS
»More Investigation Highlights
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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]
Semiannual Report: December 16, 2015
April 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015 [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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