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In a speech this week, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen insisted his agency has turned the corner on problems with employee behavior in recent years. (Associated Press)

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Lois Lerner is the former IRS official at the center of a controversy over how the agency treated conservative political groups. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says past issues have been corrected but he acknowledged other problems building up at the agency, including taxpayers showing up hours before offices open in order to ensure they can get help on filling out their tax forms, and short staffing causing them to ignore more than 60 percent of the phone calls coming into the agency this year. (Associated Press photographs)

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Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that said the first year of Obamacare tax filings "has gone smoothly," which he said would have surprised a number of folks based on the botched rollout of the Obamacare website a year ago.

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The Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington on April 13, 2014. Unscrupulous tax preparers are using President Obama's health care law as a ploy to pocket bogus fines from unsuspecting taxpayers, including some immigrants not bound by the law's requirements, the IRS warned March 13, 2015. (Associated Press)

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IRS chart to accompany Moore article

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The IRS belatedly told Congress it may have lost some of Lois Lerner's emails after her computer crashed, and asserted that the backup tapes didn't exist. (Associated Press)

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The Internal Revenue Service headquarters building is seen in Washington on April 13, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that he has had to take money away from answering phone calls and instead spend it on technology and personnel to carry out President Obama's health care law. (Associated Press)

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifying to the House oversight committee, said the White House never asked him or anyone else at the IRS about the potential tax effects of President Obama's amnesty policy. (Associated Press)

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirmed Tuesday that illegal immigrants granted amnesty from deportation under President Obama's new policies would be able to get extra refunds from the IRS for money they earned while working illegally, as long as they filed returns during those years. (Associated Press)

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Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, before the Senate Finance Committee during a hearing to examine the Internal Revenue Service Operations and the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Illustration on corrupt reprisals from the IRS by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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National Edition News cover for December 24, 2014 - House report reveals IRS anti-tea party bias: Tea party activists demonstrate outside the John Weld Peck Federal Building, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Cincinnati. The building houses the main offices for the Internal Revenue Service in the city and is tied to the targeting of conservative groups. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, released his painstaking review of 1.3 million pages of IRS documents and transcribed interviews conducted following revelations that the agency had targeted conservative groups. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on the need to reform a "sick" IRS by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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FILE - In this March 22, 2103 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building is seen in Washington. House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals. Most of the more than 50 tax breaks expired at the end of 2013, so the extension would only run through the end of the month. However, it would allow taxpayers to claim the tax breaks when they file their 2014 tax returns. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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National Edition News cover for November 27, 2014 - IRS staff misfiling returns still gets bonuses: Internal Revenue Service (IRS( Commissioner John Koskinen arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, to testify before the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing on the IRS. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Jim Kinney proposes a 25 percent cut in the federal workforce, starting with "the 15,000 new IRS agents authorized to enforce Obamacare tax collection efforts." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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IRS Agent Confiscating Bank Account Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times