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  • Writer's pictureHolly Roundtree CPA

2019 – 08/08

A Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) audit criticizes the IRS for failing to improve amended tax return review procedures to reduce erroneous and fraudulent refunds. The audit was initiated to evaluate the IRS’s efforts to detect and prevent erroneous and fraudulent claims on amended tax returns, which are filed by taxpayers when they make errors on originally filed returns. “Although IRS management agreed with our recommendation to expand electronic filing to include amended tax returns, the initiative has not been funded due to competing priorities in the IRS,” TIGTA noted. Read the full audit report here:

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