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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
November 20, 2017
Processes Do Not Always Ensure That Electronic Filing Identification Numbers Are Assigned to Qualified Applicants or Deactivated When Required [PDF]
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October 16, 2017
A Significantly Reduced Automated Substitute for Return Program Negatively Affected Collection and Filing Compliance [PDF]
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October 10, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service Is Underutilizing Form 1099-K Data to Identify Tax Returns for Audit [PDF]
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September 28, 2017
Improvements Are Needed in the Estate and Gift Tax Return Examination Process [PDF]
»Press Release
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December 28, 2017
California Psychiatrist Sentenced to Prison for Bribing an Internal Revenue Agent
December 28, 2017
Two Florida Men Plead Guilty to Money Laundering and Extortion Conspiracy Related to IRS Impersonation Scheme
December 28, 2017
Georgia Man Arrested in Refund Scheme Using Stolen Tax Information
December 28, 2017
South Florida Man Indicted on Charges of Conspiracy and Theft
November 21, 2017
Alabama Tax Preparer Sentenced for Perjury
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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]
Inspections & Evaluations Reports: November 7, 2017
Physical Security Controls at the *********8********* [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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