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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
February 9, 2017
Efforts Continue to Result in Improved Identification of Fraudulent Tax Returns Involving Identity Theft; However, Accuracy of Measures Needs Improvement [PDF]
»Press Release
November 30, 2016
Actions Can Be Taken to Improve Processes of a Newly Developed Program That Enables Victims of Identity Theft to Request Copies of Fraudulent Tax Returns [PDF]
»Press Release
November 17, 2016
Improvements Are Needed to Ensure the Protection of Data Transfers to External Partners [PDF]
»Press Release
November 17, 2016
Employees Sometimes Did Not Adhere to E-mail Policies Which Increased the Risk of Improper Disclosure of Taxpayer Information [PDF]
»Press Release
»More Audit Reports
January 20, 2017
IRS Employee Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft and Unauthorized Disclosure of IRS Records
January 20, 2017
Georgia Man Arrested for Wire Fraud
January 20, 2017
Postal Employee Indicted for Theft of Government Money for Stealing U.S. Treasury Checks
January 20, 2017
Florida Man Impersonates an IRS Employee In Attempt to Evade Income Tax
January 20, 2017
Ogden IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Inspection of Returns or Return Information
January 20, 2017
Louisiana Man Indicted for Bank Fraud and Obstructing the Due Administration of the Internal Revenue Laws
»More Investigation Highlights
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Inspections & Evaluations Reports: February 17, 2017
Physical Security Controls at the ********2******** 2017-IE-R002 [PDF]

Physical Security Controls at the ********2******** 2017-IE-R003 [PDF]
Congressional Testimony: February 15, 2017
“Stopping Senior Scams: Developments in Financial Fraud Affecting Seniors” [PDF]
Semiannual Report: January 24, 2017
April 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016 [PDF]
Press Release: December 13, 2016
TIGTA Unveils New Poster, Flyer Warning Taxpayers About Impersonation Scam [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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