2017 – 05/31

IRS challenges defined. J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, told the House Appropriations subcommittee the biggest challenge now facing the IRS is securing taxpayer data. This leads to the number two challenge: preventing identity theft. Improvements have been made, he said, but the IRS still needs to “explore other initiatives that would assist with its overall detection and prevention efforts.” Other challenges include assisting identity theft victims, combating phone scams and resolving private debt collection problems.