Audit Reports - FY2016 - No Script

SEP 2016 | AUG 2016 | JUL 2016 | JUN 2016 | MAY 2016 | APR 2016
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September 2016

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201620080Review of the Enterprise E-Mail System Acquisition
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201620093Updating Computer Room and Tape Library Physical Access Controls at the Computing Centers Will Significantly Improve Security
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201620092Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration – Federal Information Security Modernization Act Report for Fiscal Year 2016
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201630090Barriers Exist to Properly Evaluating Transfer Pricing Issues
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201640091Actions Can Be Taken to Better Identify Potentially Erroneous Domestic Production Activities Deductions
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201630085Improvements to the Nonfiler Program Could Help the Internal Revenue Service More Effectively Address Additional Nonfilers Owing Billions of Dollars in Taxes
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201620062Filing Season 2016: Implementation of New Data Elements
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201630083As the Use of Virtual Currencies in Taxable Transactions Becomes More Common, Additional Actions Are Needed to Ensure Taxpayer Compliance
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201633071Affordable Care Act: With Minor Exceptions, Controls and Procedures for Collection of the Shared Responsibility Payment and Excess Advance Premium Tax Credit Were Effectively Established
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201630088Fiscal Year 2016 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Restricting the Use of Records of Tax Enforcement Results
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201620075Information Technology: SharePoint Controls Need Improvement to Mitigate Risks and to Ensure That Possible Duplicate Costs Are Avoided
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201610068Programming Changes Would Allow More Accurate Tracking of Fair Tax Collection Practices Violations
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201630087Fiscal Year 2016 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Legal Guidelines Prohibiting the Use of Illegal Tax Protester and Similar Designations
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201630089The Large Business and International Division’s Strategic Shift to Issue-Focused Examinations Would Benefit From Reliable Information on Compliance Results
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201640078Due to the Lack of Enforcement, Taxpayers Are Avoiding Billions of Dollars in Backup Withholding
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201630073Trends in Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2015
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201620082Improvements Are Needed to Strengthen Electronic Authentication Process Controls
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201630070Examination Collectibility Procedures Need to Be Clarified and Applied Consistently
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201630072Fiscal Year 2016 Statutory Review of Compliance With the Freedom of Information Act
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August 2016

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201620077Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Program Withholding and Refund Release 2.0 Project Development and Testing
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201630081Fiscal Year 2016 Statutory Audit of Compliance With Notifying Taxpayers of Their Rights When Requested to Extend the Assessment Statute
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201630074Fiscal Year 2016 Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Conducting Seizures of Taxpayers’ Property
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201640069Actions Are Needed to Better Identify and Address Individuals Who File Tax Returns Using Frivolous Arguments
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201610054Actions Can Be Taken to Better Address Potential Noncompliance for Roth Individual Retirement Arrangement Conversions
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201623066The Affordable Care Act Case Management System Release 1.0
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201610064The Office of Appeals Has Improved Compliance Within the Collection Due Process Program
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20162R079Cybersecurity Act of 2015: Report on the Information Security Management Practices of the Internal Revenue Service
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201630059The Whistleblower Program Helps Identify Tax Noncompliance; However, Improvements Are Needed to Ensure That Claims Are Processed Appropriately and Expeditiously
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201610063Status of the Implementation of the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act
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201640076Contact Analytics Has Been Used to Improve Taxpayer Service, but Not All Front-Line Employees Are Aware of the Process to Submit Customer Service Issues
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201630060Fiscal Year 2016 Statutory Review of Disclosure of Collection Activities on Joint Returns
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201610057Improved Controls Are Needed to Account for the Issuance and Return of Contractor Employee Laptop Computers
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201630067Fiscal Year 2016 Statutory Review of Restrictions on Directly Contacting Taxpayers
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201610056Improvements in Controls Are Needed for Laptop Computers Recovered When Employees Separate
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201640065Processes Are Not Sufficient to Assist Victims of Employment-Related Identity Theft
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201620035Improvements Are Needed for Information Technology Contract Administration Controls to Mitigate Risks
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July 2016

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201630052Fiscal Year 2016 Statutory Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Issuing Levies
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201620058The Integrated Production Model Increases Data Access Efficiency; However, Access Controls and Data Validation Could Be Improved
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201610049Significant Improvements Are Needed in the Contractor Tax Check Process
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201610039Telework Qualification Requirements Are Generally Being Met, but Program Improvements Are Needed
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201610055Review of the Internal Revenue Service’s Purchase Card Violations Report
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201610048The Internal Revenue Service Has a Process to Respond to Workplace Injuries, but Some Improvements Could Be Made
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201610051Significant Progress Has Been Made in Implementing an Enterprise Risk Management Program
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201630047Fiscal Year 2016 Statutory Review of Compliance With Notice of Federal Tax Lien Due Process Procedures
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June 2016

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201610038Access to Government Facilities and Computers Is Not Always Removed When Employees Separate
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201630046Revisions to Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Procedures Are Warranted
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201630043Revenue Officer Levies of Social Security Benefits Indicate That Further Modification to Procedures Is Warranted
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201640045Better Adherence to Procedures Is Needed to Accurately Assess the Volunteer Tax Return Preparation Program
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201630030Improvements Are Needed in Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Compliance and Processing Efforts
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May 2016

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201640042Injured Spouse Cases Were Not Always Timely Resolved, Resulting in the Unnecessary Payment of Interest
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201630032Improvements Are Necessary to Ensure That Individual Amended Returns With Claims for Refunds and Abatements of Taxes Are Properly Reviewed
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201623040Affordable Care Act Compliance Validation System: Security and Testing Risks
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201640037The Internal Revenue Service Did Not Identify and Assist All Individuals Potentially Affected by the Get Transcript Application Data Breach
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April 2016

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201640024Available Data Are Not Being Used to Proactively Identify Potentially Erroneous Rehabilitation Credit Claims
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201640036Without Expanded Error Correction Authority, Billions of Dollars in Potentially Erroneous Earned Income Tax Credit Claims May Go Unaddressed
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201630031Opportunities Exist to Identify and Examine Individual Taxpayers Who Deduct Potential Hobby Losses to Offset Other Income
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March 2016

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201640034Interim Results of the 2016 Filing Season
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201640028Revising Tax Debt Identification Programming and Correcting Procedural Errors Could Improve the Tax Refund Offset Program
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201643033Affordable Care Act: Internal Revenue Service Verification of Premium Tax Credit Claims During the 2015 Filing Season
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201610020Status of the Implementation of Recommendations Related to Conference Spending
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201613021Affordable Care Act: Controls Over Financial Accounting for the Premium Tax Credit Should Be Improved
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February 2016

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201640023Continued Inconsistent Use of Over-age Correspondence Lists Contributes to Taxpayer Burden and Unnecessary Interest Payments
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201620019Management Oversight of the Tier II Environment Backup and Restoration Process Needs Improvement
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201630011Direct Debit Installment Agreement Procedures Addressing Taxpayer Defaults Can Be Improved
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January 2016

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201610014Independent Attestation Review of the Internal Revenue Service’s Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Accounting of Drug Control Funds and Related Performance
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201610013Review of the Internal Revenue Service’s Purchase Card Violations Report and the Status of Government Charge Card Recommendations
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December 2015

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201610010The Office of Chief Counsel’s Disciplinary Process Is Generally Effective
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201640009Processes Are Needed to Ensure Reliability of Federal Unemployment Tax Certification Files and to Work Multi-State Cases
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201630005Accounting and Controls Need to Be Improved for Excess Collections
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201640008Continued Refinement of the Return Review Program Identity Theft Detection Models Is Needed to Increase Detection
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November 2015

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201640007Improved Tax Return Filing and Tax Account Access Authentication Processes and Procedures Are Needed
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201640006Improvements Are Needed to Better Ensure That Refunds Claimed on Potentially Fraudulent Tax Returns Are Not Erroneously Released
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201630004Trends in Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2014
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October 2015

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201620002Measurable Agreements on Security Controls Are Needed to Support the Enterprise Storage Services Solution
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201640003Improvements Are Needed in the Identity Protection Specialized Unit to Better Assist Victims of Identity Theft
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201613001Affordable Care Act: Health Insurers Were Generally Tax Compliant
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