In her Objectives Report to Congress for fiscal 2023, National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins describes steps the IRS can take to improve its return and correspondence processing and telephone service to taxpayers.
IRS practice & procedure
The IRS deploys more AI-powered phone abilities, enabling taxpayers calling the Service to authenticate their identifies and arrange to pay tax liabilities.
The US Government Accountability Office’s 25 top to-do items for IRS tax administration focus on service, tax fraud, cybersecurity, information reporting, audits and staffing.
Last week’s bump was the third midyear increase in the past 14 years, and it came after members of Congress wrote to the IRS about rising fuel prices.
The IRS highlights additional abusive taxpayer arrangements and tactics as its annual “Dirty Dozen” series ends.
Certain tax services do not violate US ban on provision of accounting services in relation to Russia sanctions
A document issued Thursday by Treasury offers clarity related to, for example, tax and management consulting services that would not be prohibited by the U.S. sanctions announced last month.
Emails appearing to come from the IRS or a tax software provider may aim to steal tax return preparers’ account and client information.
The IRS’s annual series continues with caveats about fake communications intended to bilk taxpayers out of their tax and financial information.
Sketchy operations target tax debtors for offers in compromise, and preparers who remain anonymous on returns generally have something to hide, the IRS says in its ongoing series.
The IRS continued its annual series, highlighting threats to ordinary taxpayers from would-be thieves.
The Ninth Circuit overturned a Tax Court decision and disagreed with the precedent it was based on.
The inquiry posed seven specific questions to the IRS concerning the decision, how it was arrived at, its potential effects and whether the Service has destroyed such documents before processing them at any other time.
Fourteen GOP members of the Senate Finance Committee added their voices to National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins’s recent directive to the Internal Revenue Service relating to processing of paper-filed returns.
The US Government Accountability Office found disparities in the distribution of some tax items, but notes impediments to knowing taxpayers’ race, ethnicity, and sex.
Officials from the IRS and the US Government Accountability Office address legislators’ questions on taxpayer service and enforcement across income levels.
In a study, the US Government Accountability Office finds that the IRS’s individual tax audit rates decreased by 72% during 2010–2019, and by a greater percentage for higher-income taxpayers than for lower-income ones.
The IRS responds to a report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration that pointed to the March 2021 incident as one example demonstrating a need for the Service to increase e-filing options.
A CPA describes his journey from a small practice to advising the IRS and Congress on issues of tax policy and administration.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration finds a lack of coordinated effort across the IRS to fulfill opportunities for wider electronic return filing.
The IRS provides two simplified filing methods for bona fide residents of Puerto Rico to claim the child tax credit.