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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
April 16, 2018
More Effective Workstation and Office Utilization Could Result in Rental Cost Savings [PDF]
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April 16, 2018
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Assessment of Implementation Planning Efforts [PDF]
»Press Release
March 23, 2018
Transcript Delivery System Authentication and Authorization Processes Do Not Adequately Protect Against Unauthorized Release of Tax Information [PDF]
»Press Release
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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September 18, 2018
New Jersey Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Defraud the IRS and Clients
September 18, 2018
Twenty-One Individuals Sentenced in Houston for Their Roles in an IRS Impersonation Scam
September 18, 2018
Georgia Man Sentenced to 30 Months’ Imprisonment and Ordered to Pay More Than $1 Million in Restitution for Making False Statements
September 18, 2018
California Man Indicted for his Role in an IRS Impersonation Scam
August 22, 2018
Eight Indicted in Scheme Using Stolen Tax Refund Checks
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Inspections & Evaluations Reports: November 15, 2018
Although Virtual Face-to-Face Service Shows Promise, Few Taxpayers Use It [PDF]
Annual Audit Plans: October 16, 2018
FY2019 Audit Plan [PDF]
Program Plans: October 16, 2018
FY2019 Program Plan [PDF]
Management Performance Challenges Facing the IRS: October 16, 2018
Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Internal Revenue Service for Fiscal Year 2019 [PDF]
Congressional Testimony: September 26, 2018
“The Internal Revenue Service’s Taxpayer Online Authentication Efforts” [PDF]
Peer Review Reports: September 13, 2018
FY2018 Peer Review Report [PDF]
Semiannual Report: June 7, 2018
October 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 [PDF]
Press Release: May 22, 2018
TIGTA Announces Personnel Changes in the Office of Investigations [HTML]
Press Release: December 27, 2017
TIGTA Announces Acting Deputy Inspector General for Investigations [HTML]
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