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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 1, 2018
Employer Noncompliance With Wage Reporting Requirements Significantly Reduces the Ability to Verify Refundable Tax Credit Claims Before Refunds Are Paid [PDF]
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February 15, 2018
Most Employment Identity Theft Victims Have Not Been Notified That Their Identities Are Being Used by Others for Employment [PDF]
»Press Release
February 15, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service Has Implemented Some Screening Procedures, but Employees With Recent Tax and Conduct Issues Continue to Receive Awards [PDF]
»Press Release
February 12, 2018
Actions Are Needed to Reduce the Risk of Fraudulent Use of Employer Identification Numbers and to Improve the Effectiveness of the Application Process [PDF]
»Press Release
»More Audit Reports
February 27, 2018
Former IRS Employee Pleads Guilty for Stealing Taxpayer’s Identity
February 27, 2018
Woman Sentenced in Scheme Using Fictitious IRS Tax Liability
February 27, 2018
South Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Federal Tax Refunds
February 27, 2018
Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud
February 27, 2018
Connecticut Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Role in IRS Impersonation Scam
»More Investigation Highlights
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Inspections & Evaluations Reports: February 23, 2018
Additional Actions Are Needed to Make the Worker Misclassification Initiative With the Department of Labor a Success [PDF]
Press Release: December 28, 2017
J.Russell George Urges Taxpayers to Remain on "High Alert" to Prevent More Losses to IRS Impersonators [HTML]
Press Release: December 27, 2017
TIGTA Announces Acting Deputy Inspector General for Investigations [HTML]
Semiannual Report: November 29, 2017
April 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017 [PDF]
Congressional Testimony: October 25, 2017
“Ongoing Management Challenges at IRS” [PDF]
Annual Audit Plans: October 17, 2017
FY2018 Audit Plan [PDF]
Program Plans: October 17, 2017
FY2018 Program Plan [PDF]
Management Performance Challenges Facing the IRS: October 17, 2017
Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Internal Revenue Service for Fiscal Year 2018 [PDF]
Press Release: October 5, 2017
Agency Statement On Audit Report: “Review of Selected Criteria Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review” [HTML]
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