TIGTA: Process for complaints against preparers is too slow


The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in Rep’t No. 2014-40-056 that its audit indicated the IRS does not timely process complaints it receives against tax return preparers. Of 8,354 complaints the IRS received in 2012 and part of 2013, no work had yet been done on 47%, or 3,953, as of Sept. 11, 2013. Nearly half of those cases awaiting work were 60 or more days old, and a significant number had not been entered into the IRS’s case inventory until 34 to 64 days after their receipt. Moreover, the IRS lacks sufficient procedures to make sure its processing of complaints is accurate and consistent, TIGTA said. The IRS agreed to establish procedures to process complaints more timely, consistently, and accurately.

SPONSORED REPORT

Revenue recognition: A complex effort

Implementing the new standard requires careful judgment. Learn how to make significant accounting judgments and document them and collaborate with peers for consistent application.

VIDEO

How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

QUIZ

News quiz: Taking an economic snapshot and looking to the future

Recent news included IRS actions that affect individuals and partnerships and a possibly influential move by a Big Four accounting firm.Take this short quiz to see how much you know about the news.