The Internal Revenue Service spent $4.1 million in funds intended for hiring enforcement personnel on a 2010 conference, a May 31 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report (.pdf) says. TIGTA also said the funds for the conference were not properly documented. The report focuses on the Aug. 2010 $4.1 million Small Business/Self-Employed Division manager's conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Before giving the Internal Revenue Service the budget increase proposed in President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget request, Congress should wait for management reforms and a review of how trust can be restored in the agency, Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel told the House Appropriations subcommittee on financial services and general government in a June 3 hearing.
The General Services Administration and the Government Accountability Office will lose two managers to other agencies. Kathleen Turco will become the chief financial officer for the Veterans Affairs...
The Internal Revenue Service does not have sufficient data for identifying who claims a tax expenditure and how they claimed it for almost half of all tax expenditure examined in a recently released Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) from April 30.
The IRS could improve operations by using more data to examine tax returns to see if they need to be flagged for review, a May 24 Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) says.
Public opinion of the Internal Revenue Services dropped significantly since last polled in 2009, a May 23 Gallup poll says. Only 27 percent of Americans give the IRS a positive rating, which is a 14 point drop from 2009, when 40 percent thought the IRS was doing a good job, the poll says.
Ken Corbin replaced Lois Lerner as acting head of the Internal Revenue Service exempt organization divisions, a May 23 statement by Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) says.
The official who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was improperly scrutinizing conservative organizations filing for tax exempt status said during a May 21 Senate Finance Committee hearing that he isn't to blame for those actions, but said he regretted it happened on his watch.
The Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz as energy secretary on May 16 by a 97-0 vote. Moniz, previously a physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was nominated in March to replace Steven Chu, also a former physics professor.
Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller resigned Wednesday night, President Obama said that same day, after a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report showed the IRS used inappropriate criteria to select tea party organizations for tax-exempt status review.