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TIGTA Evaluates IRS Security Summit Partnership With States

January 2, 2019

A new report from the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) cited the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Security Summit partnership as a key component in reducing tax-related identity theft. TIGTA recommended the IRS revise its identity theft detection filters to eliminate specific dollar tolerances and ensure that the reduction in the risk of tax-related identity theft warrants full implementation of the Form W-2 Verification Code Program. The IRS disagreed with one of the two recommendations. The IRS said it doesn’t believe eliminating the dollar tolerances from filters would be a wise use of its resources. Read more (PDF) at the TIGTA website.