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TIGTA Finds No Violations of Fair Tax Collection Practices By IRS Staff

Courtesy of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not close any cases in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 involving abuse or harassment of taxpayers by IRS employees while they attempted to collect taxes, concludes a report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration […]

IRS Exceeds its Performance Goals on its Toll-Free Telephone Assistance Lines, TIGTA Finds

[TaxMama Note: IRS managed to handle millions of calls – without outsourcing the job to India or the Philippines. Think about it!] Courtesy of TIGTA – Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Increased Call Demand and Limited Resources Continue to Pose a Challenge WASHINGTON � The Internal Revvenue Service (IRS) exceeded its overall toll-free telephone […]

IRS Investigative Equipment Vulnerable to Waste and Loss

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should strengthen its controls over its investigative equipment to prevent waste and loss, according to a report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The IRS’s Criminal Investigation (CI) Division has nearly 44,000 pieces of investigative equipment ranging from cars and badges to […]

Individuals Received Millions In Erroneous Tax Credits For Plug-in Electric and Alternative-Fueled Vehicles

WASHINGTON ­ Approximately $33 million in credits for plug-in electric and alternative-fueled vehicles credits were erroneously claimed by at least 12,920 taxpayers through July 24, 2010, according to a report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). That means about 20 percent of the $163.9 million in credits claimed by […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 560 – The Advocate Speaks

Dear Family, This morning I started reading the Taxpayers Advocate’s (TAS) report to Congress and completely lost track of time. Does that happen with you, too?  For me, reading is a fully absorbing activity. Books are especially dangerous. Once I sit down with a book, I’m lost. I’ll stay up all night to finish it. […]

TIGTA Audits IRS’s Administration of First-Time Homebuyer Credit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may have allowed thousands of taxpayers to claim millions of dollars in First-Time Homebuyer Credits (the Credit) to which they were not entitled, according to a new report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). TIGTA found that some taxpayers claimed the Credit for homes […]

The Bailout Bill – EESA

[Note: You will find all working links in the Resource Box below, as always.] Today TaxMama sits here, scouring the news sites for tangible information about the Legislature’s voting over the weekend. What’s the final score on the $700 billion bailout? What else went down while we were caught napping? First of all, the California […]