Tag Archives: TIGTA

Half of Volunteer Prepared Returns Were Incorrect

Courtesy of NAEA – www.naea.org                                                    A TIGTA  audit, which hit email boxes in DC this week, makes for interesting reading. On the plus side, the new accuracy rate is far higher than the accuracy rate TIGTA measured during the 2011 filing season (39 percent). On the down side, half of returns in the study […]

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 […]

TIGTA Report on IRS Customer Service

  TIGTA Publicly Releases Report on IRS Customer Service WASHINGTON  –  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides helpful and accurate tax law assistance, but taxpayers experience lengthy wait times to speak with assistors, according to a new report publicly released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The audit, a follow-up review to […]

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 […]

New IRS Oversight of Tax Preparers Will Take Several Years to Become Fully Operational

Courtesy of TIGTA: WASHINGTON -­ New Federal oversight of paid tax preparers will not be fully operational until 2014, according to a report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requiring an estimated one million paid tax preparers to register and receive Preparer […]

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 […]

TIGTA releases audit of Automated Collection System Large Dollar Cases

[TaxMama note: This report should be of particular interest to you because when you owe IRS money, your first point of contact is generally the ACS.] TIGTA has publicly released its audit titled “Some Automated Case (ACS) Selection System Large-Dollar Cases Were Not Worked Effectively.” IMPACT ON TAXPAYERS An Automated Collection System (ACS) large-dollar case […]