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Saturday, August 17th, 2019 @ 5:05PM

IRS Fails To Properly Notify Taxpayers of Their Rights When Requested to Extend the Assessment Statute of Limitations

CFEG researches and reports on abuses within the federal government with the goal of educating the public, the Congress and preventing and eliminating it through legislative and program initiatives.   In this article CFEG reports on findings set out in a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration…

Thursday, August 8th, 2019 @ 4:43PM

President Trump Signs A New Law Stopping Asset Forfeiture Abuse By The IRS

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. In this article CFEG reports on a new law signed by President Trump which stops abuses by the…

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 @ 8:08PM

IRS Pays Out Hundreds of Millions of Dollars In Erroneous and Fraudulent Tax Refunds When Processing Amended Tax Returns

One of CFEG’s missions is to expose wasteful government spending within the IRS and other federal government agencies and find solutions to such problems through research, public awareness, education and legislative and program changes and initiatives.   CFEG reports that on July 31, 2019 the Treasury Inspector General For Tax…

Sunday, August 4th, 2019 @ 3:07PM

Improper Payments Made By The Government

One of CFEG’s missions is to expose wasteful government spending and find solutions to such problems through research, public awareness, education and legislative and program changes and initiatives. An Improper Payment is an example of wasteful negligent spending of taxpayer dollars by the Government. This article will discuss improper payments…

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 @ 3:01PM

Temporary IRS Employee Sentenced for Theft of Federal Tax Remittances

Temporary IRS Employee Sentenced for Theft of Federal Tax Remittances https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/oi_highlights.shtml CFEG reports that on April 5, 2019, in a federal district court in the Western District of North Carolina, an IRS temporary employee was sentenced to one count of theft of Government property. She was previously indicted on eight…

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 @ 2:51PM

TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

International Travel Claims With Unallowable or Unsupported Expenses Were Certified for Payment by Approving Officials  June 10, 2019 One of CFEG’s core missions is to expose wasteful government spending and inform the public. On June 10, 2019 the Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a report on international…

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 @ 1:53PM

The IRS Has Rehired Hundreds of Fired Employees. Congress Should Step In.

For one of the most punitive agencies in the federal government, the IRS sure is forgiving with its own employees. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., has proposed a bill that would prevent the IRS from rehiring employees fired for misconduct or poor performance. The bill, titled the Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce…

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 @ 7:45PM

Former IRS Employee Convicted of Tax Evasion

A federal jury in Las Vegas, Nevada, yesterday convicted Craig P. Orrock, a former attorney and former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee, of tax evasion and obstructing the internal revenue laws, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney Nicholas A….

Friday, May 10th, 2019 @ 2:35AM

Former Special Agent Sentenced for Designing a Scheme to Defraud and Obstruct the IRS

Former Special Agent Sentenced for Designing a Scheme to Defraud and Obstruct the IRS   https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/oi_highlights_2018.shtml   CFEG reports that on October 23, 2018, in a federal district court in the Eastern District of California, a former IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) Special Agent was sentenced for filing false tax returns,…

Friday, May 10th, 2019 @ 2:33AM

IRS Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Property

CFEG reports that on January 31, 2019, in a federal district court in the Central District of California, an IRS supervisor pled guilty to two counts of theft of Government property. The employee was initially indicted for the offenses and arrested by special agents of the Treasury Inspector General for…

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 @ 3:52PM

Former IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS

CFEG reports that on November 8, 2018, in a federal district court in the Middle District of Florida, former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee pled guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and making and subscribing to a false tax return. She was initially charged with the offenses on…

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 @ 9:56PM

Ogden, Utah IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Inspection of Returns or Return Information 

CFEG reports that on November 17, 2016, in a federal district court in the District of Utah, Northern Division, an IRS employee pled guilty to unauthorized inspection of returns or return information. She was initially charged with the offense in July 2016. https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/oi_highlights_2017.shtml According to court documents, this IRS employee…

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