The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is in the midst of a long-term campaign to modernize its operations to better service taxpayers, and the agency’s acting chief information officer (CIO) laid out three main priorities in that effort on Sept. 21 during an event organized by FCW.
As the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) moves forward with modernizing its IT capabilities, a recent report from the Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that the IRS faces an uphill battle in transitioning to electronic records.
While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made strides in safeguarding taxpayer data, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that thousands of IRS contractors are not undergoing the same insider threat awareness training that agency staff engages in, and that this training deficit means that contractors are “at increased risk of being unprepared to handle taxpayer information.”
The head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Friday that the agency has plans to shift its attention to the wealthy by leveraging AI and improved technology to identify sophisticated schemes to avoid taxes – thus reducing the burden on working-class taxpayers.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) failed to review nearly 75 percent of IT security weaknesses within a timely manner in recent years due to staffing shortfalls, among other reasons, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found in a recent report.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is moving towards a “massive transformation” by embarking on an effort to process all tax returns digitally by 2025, agency officials said this week.
The IRS has appointed David Padrino to serve as its Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer – a new role within the agency to help spearhead service overhaul efforts underway through funding in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) Traci DiMartini is heading to the IRS to serve as its human capital officer, spokespeople at both agencies confirmed to MeriTalk.
During its audit of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) fiscal years 2022 and 2021 financial statements, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the tax agency has been operating with two new deficiencies related to information system controls.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced this week that it has awarded top spots to both Maximus and Accenture Federal Services on the agency’s $2.6 billion systems modernization blanket purchase agreement.
The IRS plans to pilot a free, online tax filing platform that would allow taxpayers to submit electronically filed tax returns directly to the agency for the 2024 filing season, the agency announced on Tuesday.
House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., grilled Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel at a hearing this week about what he called the agency’s slow pace in adopting cloud-based technologies.
IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel told members of the Senate Finance Committee at an April 19 committee hearing that he the agency is aiming to complete an overhaul of its key Individual Master File by 2028.
A recent report from the Treasury Inspector General for the Tax Administration (TIGTA) based on fiscal year 2022 auditing of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cybersecurity arrangements is finding mostly “ineffective” ratings for the agency’s cybersecurity program, which TIGTA said could put taxpayer data at risk.
Technology modernization is critical to the IRS’ plan to improve customer service with the nearly $80 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act passed last year, according to the strategy the tax agency released on Thursday.
A new audit put out by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) of the IRS has found that the agency has not been keeping accurate estimates of taxes that have gone uncollected.
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.
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.
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.