Internal Revenue Service

14 new security ‘deficiencies’ found in IRS information systems

by Dave Nyczepir • 4 days ago

GAO made 20 recommendations after its 2018 audit of IRS financial statements, bringing the total number of unaddressed recommendations across audits to 127.

Taxpayer First Act reinstates streamlined IT hiring at the IRS

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 weeks ago

Streamlined Critical Pay gives the IRS the authority to quickly hire up to 40 people at a time, and pay higher base salaries to these hires.

Report: Benefits agencies, lacking guidance, slow to abandon traditional identity verification

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 month ago

The 2017 Equifax data breach has officials second-guessing the old method, but no federal recommendations exist ensuring alternatives are adopted.

The IRS wants to meet young people where they are, which is on Instagram

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 8 months ago

But can the tax agency compete with some of the federal government's best social feeds?

IRS identity theft trackers overlooked data breaches, report says

by Carten Cordell • 8 months ago

The report details how the IRS’s Return Integrity and Compliance Services organization didn’t record and monitor 89 external data breaches reported to it.

Here’s what happened when the IRS’s electronic filing system crashed on Tax Day

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 10 months ago

It was all preventable, a new inspector general report finds.

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