Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen mounted a robust defense today of how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is already benefiting from an influx of funding from Congress under legislation approved last year, and why the money is necessary for longer-term improvements.
The Senate voted 54-42 on Thursday to confirm Danny Werfel’s nomination to serve as the IRS commissioner for a five-year term.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Nancy Sieger is moving to a new role as chief technology officer at the Treasury Department, an agency spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.
Tax season is upon us and outdated technology at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be delaying your tax return and refund, according to one government watchdog.
President Biden’s nominee to serve as the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Daniel Werfel, pledged his commitment today to members of Congress that cybersecurity will be a “top priority” of his if confirmed.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is taking the Internal Revenue Service to task on a range of IT improvement fronts, including planning for how to get rid of legacy systems, and how to make sure the agency’s uptake of cloud-based systems meets Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policy objectives.
The National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report to Congress released on Jan. 11 says that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is in a better position now to improve its performance than it has been in the past few years.
In response to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it plans to step up digitization of processes and customer service functions as part of plans to improve its performance in 2023, the agency told GAO.
While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has taken grief over the years for aspects of its IT capabilities and is embarking on a new modernization campaign, a new agency inspector general report is coming in with some good news about one aspect of the IRS’ cybersecurity defenses: ransomware.
President Biden has announced his plans to nominate Danny Werfel to serve as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
In its agency-wide effort to modernize technology and build critical infrastructure needed to improve efficiency the nation’s tax system, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants to replace its current Enterprise File Storage (EFS) system with a managed service solution, according to a request for information (RFI) released on Oct. 31.
Four Federal government officials talked this week about how they’ve been working to implement the customer experience executive order issued by the Biden administration late last year that aims to put citizens at the center of better government service delivery.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has not been doing enough to ensure that one of its vendors’ security and antivirus software is up to date, according to the agency’s internal watchdog.
A Federal court in California last week cleared the way for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to begin gathering data on cryptocurrency transactions conducted by U.S. taxpayers between 2016 and 2021, to gauge the degree to which citizens are complying with Federal tax law on crypto transactions.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent an August 17 memorandum to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig setting a six-month deadline to produce a plan for the tax agency to overhaul its technology and staffing capabilities.
President Biden is vowing to sign the Inflation Reduction Act this week after a divided House of Representatives on Friday approved the legislation that backers hope will help the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rebuild its antiquated technology systems.
The Inflation Reduction Act winding its way through Congress contains a massive infusion of funds for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including $4.8 billion that the bill’s authors hope will help to rebuild the agency’s antiquated technology systems.
In a sources sought notice (SSN), the IRS is seeking to improve the security posture of Federal tax information (FTI) and optimize processes to reduce costs and minimize risk to FTI in possession of agency partners.
The IRS in a new report on that it has put some COVID-19 relief funding to work to help speed modernization of its technology infrastructure as it hits the halfway mark in a six-year modernization project.
The IRS has agreed with a Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendation that it pilot test the use of videoconferencing technology as part of its ongoing efforts to meet with third-party tax preparers to educate them on compliance obligations and tax rules. Based on results from the pilot, IRS may expand on-line meetings with preparers.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has added five new priority recommendations for action to the to-do list of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including new items related to improving taxpayer services and reducing tax fraud.
Paul Selby has been appointed to serve as the deputy chief information security officer (CISO) for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at the Department of Treasury.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that its Fiscal Year 2021 audit found information system control problems at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that increase the risk of unauthorized access to financial and sensitive taxpayer data and disruption of critical operations.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has identified four additional priority recommendations for the Department of the Treasury as of May 2022, including recommendations on improving cybersecurity and modernizing the U.S. financial regulatory system.
While the IRS complied with COVID-19 relief legislation to give tax breaks to employers who provided paid sick and family leave and retained employees, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that the tax agency could benefit from strengthening its compliance plans for those tax provisions.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has identified concerns with IRS payment programs including inaccurate assessment of risk for the U.S. Coronavirus Economic Impact Payment program, the Sick and Paid Family Leave, Credit and the Employee Retention Tax Credit, along with self-employment income reporting to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
As the IRS continues to face a large backlog of tax returns, the agency is looking into technology that can scan and digitize paper tax filings to improve efficiency.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is pushing back on a Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendation for the agency to develop more free online tax filing options for citizens, arguing that it doesn’t have the money to undertake the work, and that doing so might not accomplish the end results that GAO envisions.
As the IRS faces a backlog of about 23.5 million tax returns and pieces of correspondence stretching back to the 2020 tax season, members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee called on the agency Thursday to modernize its IT systems and invest in scanning technology to improve efficiency.
The IRS has pledged to work on modernizing its “Where’s My Refund” taxpayer refund tracking tool after a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) flagged the need for the agency to address that and other problems.