Latest Fraud, Waste and Abuse Articles

CFEG researches and reports on fraud, waste and abuse within the federal government with the goal of educating the public, the Congress and preventing and eliminating it through legislative and program initiatives.

Tax Return
13,591 IRS Contractor Employees Owe Millions of Dollars in Federal Taxes
CFEG reports that on August 30, 2013 the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, (TIGTA), issued a report finding that
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IRS Supervisor Arrested on Charges of False Statements and Theft of Government Property
CFEG reports that on March 22, 2018, in the Central District of California, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) supervisor was
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indictment
Former IRS Employee Sentenced for Stealing Taxpayer’s Identity on May 11, 2018
CFEG reports that on May 11, 2018, in a federal district court in the Western District of Arkansas, a former
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Former IRS Employee Sentenced to Prison for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns on April 16, 2018 
CFEG reports that on April 16, 2018, in a federal district court in the Western District of Missouri, a former
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TESTIMONY OF TIMOTHY P. CAMUS DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR INVESTIGATIONS TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERA
TESTIMONY OF TIMOTHY P. CAMUS DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR INVESTIGATIONS TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION before the COMMITTEE ON
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IRS Negligence Destroys Your Privacy
When under the gun from IRS auditors and investigators your records are scrutinized as intensely and meticulously as possible. Yet,
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IRS Wastes Taxpayer Dollars and Claims it’s Efficient
The IRS loves to claim it is an efficient organization, often using the most inefficient bureaucracies on the planet as
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They Lobby to Make Government Inefficient, Frustrating and Costly for YOU!
  Simplifying the tax-preparation burden has historically always been a bi-partisan issue,  but legislation to that effect rarely ever meaningfully gets
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IRS Above the Law!
It’s tax season again, a perfect time to remind America’s taxpayers that “poor management is not a crime,” well if
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Stopping Senior Scams: Developments in Financial Fraud Affecting Seniors
TESTIMONY OF Timothy P. Camus Deputy Inspector General for Investigations TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION before the SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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What is the Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Problem?

In general, tax-related identity theft occurs when an individual intentionally uses the Social Security number (SSN) of another person to file a false tax return with the intention of ob­taining an unauthorized refund. Identity theft wreaks havoc on our tax system in many ways. Victims of identity theft not only must deal with the aftermath of an emotionally draining crime, but may also have to deal with the IRS for years to untangle the resulting tax account problems. Identity theft also impacts the public fisc, as Treasury funds are diverted to pay out improper refunds claimed by opportunistic perpetrators. In addition, identity theft takes a significant toll on the IRS, tying up limited resources that it could otherwise shift to taxpayer service or compliance initiatives

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Committee For Efficient Government reports that the House Ways and Means Committee held an Oversight Hearing on Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud and cyber security issues on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m….

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