TIGTA releases spring semiannual report
“January 2019 marked the 20th anniversary of TIGTA’s establishment as an independent organization. In July of 1998, Congress approved and the President signed into law the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. In January 1999, TIGTA became operational as a newly formed Office of Inspector General, and for 20 years now it has faithfully served the American people by providing fair, effective, and efficient oversight of the IRS and the Nation’s tax administration system. I am confident that TIGTA will continue to successfully carry out its mission in 2019 and beyond.” J. Russell George, Inspector General
On June 3, 2019, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released its spring semiannual report to Congress.
The report, covering the period of October 2018, through March 2019, has identified challenges faced by the IRS between October and March and focused their audits in those areas. These management and performance challenges fell into these categories:
- Security over taxpayer data and protection of IRS resources;
- Implementing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other tax law changes;
- Identity theft and impersonation fraud;
- Improving tax reporting and payment compliance;
- And achieving program efficiencies and cost savings.
TIGTA's Spring Report also explored protecting the integrity of the tax administration by reviewing areas such as: employee integrity, employee and infrastructure stability, and attempts to corrupt the tax administration by outside forces. Both the performance challenges listed above, and the review of the integrity of tax administration are supported statistical data and other reporting tools.
The TIGTA Spring Report can be downloaded here.