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Topic - J. Russell George
While the White House continues to struggle with technical issues on the health care insurance website, the Internal Revenue Service is experiencing its own glitches costing millions.
Investigators think the nation's tax collection agency could be missing out on an annual $31 million payday because it's incorrectly revoking late fees it assesses to corporate individuals.
Good news if you want to make improvements to your home or business: The government can help you pay for it, even if you don't qualify.
Almost 700 employees of firms contracted by the Internal Revenue Service owe $5.4 million in back taxes, according to a report released Wednesday by the tax agency's inspector general.
The Internal Revenue Service paid up to $13.6 billion in bogus claims for the Earned Income Tax Credit last year and as much as $132.6 billion over the past decade, according to an internal audit that already has some members of Congress questioning how the agency will be able to administer Obamacare.
House Republicans are weighing a major expansion of their investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservatives by looking into the audits of nonprofit groups, potentially opening another front in the scandal.
The Treasury Department auditor now at the heart of the IRS scandal is planning to talk to former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell about whether her confidential federal taxpayer information was breached in 2010, as congressional investigators vow to press forward with new facts regarding Washington's involvement in the targeting of conservative groups.
The Treasury Department watchdog now at the heart of the IRS scandal is planning to re-interview former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell about whether her confidential federal taxpayer information was breached in 2010, as congressional investigators vow to press forward with emerging facts regarding Washington's involvement in the targeting of conservative groups.
The director of Delaware's tax-collection office said Friday that his agency accessed the federal tax records in 2010 of an unnamed taxpayer, believed to be former GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell.
The chief watchdog who discovered the extra IRS scrutiny of conservative groups on Thursday rejected Democratic efforts to portray his investigation as partisan, saying Internal Revenue Service officials withheld key information about a lookout list for some liberal groups until last week.
House oversight committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa said Thursday he's baffled that the Justice Department declined to prosecute a government employee who apparently knowingly pried into tax records of a political candidate or donor, and said there should be a way for victims to know their rights have been violated.
The Lernaean Hydra, the ancient serpent-like water beast with many heads, should be the symbol of the Internal Revenue Service. Every scandal at the IRS is followed by two more, like the hydra, that grew two heads for every one lost. The Hydra was a myth; the IRS, alas, is not, and it's out of control.
IRS employees have told congressional investigators that they were ordered by the agency's Washington office to give extra scrutiny to tea party groups' applications for tax-exempt status, according to excerpts from interviews with the employees that were released by House committee chairmen Wednesday.
Responding to a report in The Washington Times on unauthorized snooping into federal tax records of political candidates and donors, the IRS said Tuesday that a case involving a deliberate breach of privacy was not committed by anyone working for the agency.
Responding to a report in The Washington Times on unauthorized snooping into federal tax records of political candidates and donors, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama has confidence in the man he's chosen to clean up the Internal Revenue Service.
"I am troubled by these delays and the escalating costs associated with implementing this significant component of the IRS's modernization efforts," said J. Russell George, inspector general for tax administration. "The IRS needs to be aggressive in its efforts to resolve these problems."
"Since the IRS now relies extensively on its computer systems to carry out the responsibilities of administering our Nation's tax laws, it must ensure that those systems are effectively secured to protect sensitive financial and taxpayer data," Mr. George said. "TIGTA found that the IRS's Modernization Program remains at risk."