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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
July 27, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service Continues to Rehire Former Employees With Conduct and Performance Issues [PDF]
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July 24, 2017
Actions Need to Be Taken to Ensure Compliance With Prisoner Reporting Requirements and Improve Identification of Prisoner Returns [PDF]
»Press Release
July 20, 2017
Processes Do Not Maximize the Use of Third-Party Income Documents to Identify Potentially Improper Refundable Credit Claims [PDF]
»Press Release
June 22, 2017
The Number of Employment-Related Identity Theft Victims Is Significantly Greater Than Identified [PDF]
»Press Release
»More Audit Reports
July 25, 2017
Two Individuals Plead Guilty in Connecticut for Roles in IRS Impersonation Scam
July 25, 2017
Two Individuals Indicted in Houston for Their Role in an IRS Impersonation Scam
July 25, 2017
IRS Employee Arrested in a Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme
July 25, 2017
North Carolina Tax Preparer Sentenced for Corruptly Endeavoring to Impede the IRS and Tax Evasion
July 25, 2017
IRS Employee Sentenced in a Scheme to Defraud His Employer
June 28, 2017
Florida Man Pleads Guilty for Role in IRS Impersonation Scam
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Congressional Testimony: July 26, 2017
“Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Request for the Internal Revenue Service” [PDF]
Inspections & Evaluations Reports: July 24, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service Has Not Used Critical Position Pay Authority to Hire Employees [PDF]
Press Release [HTML]
Semiannual Report: June 5, 2017
October 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017 [PDF]
Press Release: April 27, 2017
Eight Individuals Arrested for Fraud in IRS Phone Scams [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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