Audit Reports - FY2020 - No Script

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July 2020

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202020033Most Internal Revenue Service Applications Do Not Have Sufficient Audit Trails to Detect Unauthorized Access to Sensitive Information
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202010049Review of the Internal Revenue Service’s Purchase Card Violations Report
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202040040Constantly Evolving Refund Fraud Patterns Require Continued Refinement and Development of Detection Initiatives
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202010035Tax Compliance Checks for Federal Employment Suitability Have Improved, but There Are Still Some Inconsistencies
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202010039The Annual Inventory Certification Process for Non–Information Technology Assets Needs Improvement
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202010038Fiscal Year 2020 Mandatory Review of Compliance With the Freedom of Information Act
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June 2020

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202046041Interim Results of the 2020 Filing Season: Effect of COVID-19 Shutdown on Tax Processing and Customer Service Operations and Assessment of Efforts to Implement Legislative Provisions
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202010034Access to Facilities and Sensitive Taxpayer Information Was Not Always Revoked for Separated Employees
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202010032Performance Measures Are Needed to Evaluate the Results of Direct Pay Bond Processing Changes
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202030031The Large Case Examination Selection Method Consistently Results in High No-Change Rates
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202040021Continued Efforts Are Needed to Address Billions of Dollars in Reporting and Payment Discrepancies Relating to Tax Withheld From Foreign Persons
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202030026Withholding Compliance Efforts for Partnerships With Foreign Partners Can Be Improved
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202030027Tax Return Preparers With Delinquent Tax Returns, Tax Liabilities, and Preparer Penalties Should Be More Effectively Prioritized
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202043028Improvements Are Needed to Ensure That Employer Shared Responsibility Payments Are Properly Assessed
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202030023Large Dollar Refunds Are Not Always Examined and Sent to the Joint Committee on Taxation
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202020022Some Corrective Actions to Address Reported Information Technology Weaknesses Were Not Fully and Effectively Implemented and Documented
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May 2020

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202030015High-Income Nonfilers Owing Billions of Dollars Are Not Being Worked by the Internal Revenue Service
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202040029Improvements Are Needed to Ensure That Members of the Military Receive Tax Benefits to Which They Are Entitled
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202010018Additional Actions Could Improve Compliance With Early Retirement Distribution Tax Requirements
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202010030Undercover Travel Expenses Were Generally Supported; However, Controls Could Be Improved
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April 2020

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202040025Improper Payment Reporting Has Improved; However, There Have Been No Significant Reductions to the Billions of Dollars of Improper Payments
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202045024Interim Results Of The 2020 Filing Season
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March 2020

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202030017The Growth of the Marijuana Industry Warrants Increased Tax Compliance Efforts and Additional Guidance
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202040020Actions Can Be Taken to Proactively Reduce Unpostable Transactions
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202020012While Progress Is Being Made on Digital Identity Requirements, Completion Dates to Achieve Compliance With Identity Proofing Standards Have Not Been Established
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202020013The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Project Effectiveness Would Be Improved by Better Performance Metrics and Tools Data
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202020010The Enterprise Cloud Program Developed a Strategy, but Work Remains to Achieve Cloud-Based Modernization Goals
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202040019A Strategy Is Needed to Address Hiring Shortages As Efforts Continue to Close Tax Processing Centers
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202040014Millions of Dollars in Discrepancies in Tax Withholding Required by the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act Are Not Being Identified or Addressed
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202010016Bond Promoter Misconduct Procedures Should Be Improved
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February 2020

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202040008Authorities Provided by the Internal Revenue Code Are Not Effectively Used to Address Erroneous Refundable Credit and Withholding Credit Claims
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202020006Active Directory Oversight Needs Improvement
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202040009Complexity and Insufficient Oversight of the Free File Program Result in Low Taxpayer Participation
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January 2020

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202010011Review of the Internal Revenue Service's Purchase Card Violations Report and the Status of Recommendations
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202044007Results of the 2019 Filing Season
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202010001Many Organizations Are Not Notifying the Internal Revenue Service of Their Intent to Operate Under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(4) As Required by Law
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November 2019

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202040005Improvements Are Needed to Ensure That Consistent Suitability Checks Are Performed for Participation in Internal Revenue Service Programs
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202040004Actions Are Needed to Improve the Safeguarding of Taxpayer Information at Volunteer Program Sites
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202010003Fiscal Year 2019 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act Reporting Compliance
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202010002Employee Conduct Issues Are Not Considered When Prioritizing Overdue Background Reinvestigations
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