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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
October 19, 2016
Improvements Are Needed to Strengthen Electronic Authentication Process Controls [PDF]
»Press Release
October 13, 2016
Review of the Enterprise E-Mail System Acquisition [PDF]
»Press Release
October 12, 2016
Actions Are Needed to Better Identify and Address Individuals Who File Tax Returns Using Frivolous Arguments [PDF]
»Press Release
September 13, 2016
Contact Analytics Has Been Used to Improve Taxpayer Service, but Not All Front-Line Employees Are Aware of the Process to Submit Customer Service Issues [PDF]
»Press Release
»More Audit Reports
October 20, 2016
Individuals Arrested for Their Role in IRS Impersonation Scam
October 20, 2016
California Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty in a Conspiracy to Defraud the Government and Retaliate Against Federal Employees
October 20, 2016
Canadian Man Sentenced in Advance Fee Scheme Impersonating IRS Employees
October 20, 2016
IRS Employee Sentenced for Defrauding the Government With False Tax Returns
September 28, 2016
IRS Employee Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison for Leading $1 Million Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme
September 28, 2016
IRS Employee Sentenced for Identity Theft in Connection with Audit
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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]
Inspections & Evaluations Report: September 20, 2016
Selected Taxpayer Assistance Centers Were Professional and Organized, and Sensitive Information and Equipment Were Properly Secured [PDF]
Press Release: July 22, 2016
TIGTA Releases New Informational Brochure
Semiannual Report: June 28, 2016
October 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016 [PDF]
Congressional Testimony: April 19, 2016
“The 2016 Tax Filing Season” [PDF]
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