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OMB streamlines grants management and oversight

The Office of Management and Budget issued Dec. 26 final guidance meant  to streamline management and oversight of federal grants. 

OMB streamlines grants management and oversight

The Office of Management and Budget issued Dec. 26 final guidance meant  to streamline management and oversight of federal grants. 

HUD, IRS join DoD in cancelling furlough days

Several federal agencies announced they would forgo or postpone planned furlough days late last week. The Internal Revenue Service said Aug. 7 that it would not hold an agencywide furlough day on Aug. 30 as planned.

HUD, IRS join DoD in cancelling furlough days

Several federal agencies announced they would forgo or postpone planned furlough days late last week. The Internal Revenue Service said Aug. 7 that it would not hold an agencywide furlough day on Aug. 30 as planned.

TIGTA: Identity theft tax fraud cases on the rise at IRS

The incidents of tax fraud by identity thieves rose from 456,000 cases in 2009 to an estimated 1.9 million cases in 2013, a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report (.pdf) that was brought up at an Aug. 2 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. There were 860,000 problematic tax returns from the 2013 filing season totaling $4.2 billion, Treasury Deputy Inspector General for Tax Administration Michael McKenney told the House committee.

TIGTA: Identity theft tax fraud cases on the rise at IRS

The incidents of tax fraud by identity thieves rose from 456,000 cases in 2009 to an estimated 1.9 million cases in 2013, a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report (.pdf) that was brought up at an Aug. 2 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. There were 860,000 problematic tax returns from the 2013 filing season totaling $4.2 billion, Treasury Deputy Inspector General for Tax Administration Michael McKenney told the House committee.

House bill cuts IRS budget by 24 percent, Werfel calls for stop to bonuses

The House Appropriations subcommittee on financial services and general government marked up a bill July 10 that would cut the Internal Revenue Service budget by 24 percent compared to fiscal 2013 levels. The bill (.pdf) sets IRS funding at $9 billion, which is $4 billion below President Obama's budget request for the agency.

House bill cuts IRS budget by 24 percent, Werfel calls for stop to bonuses

The House Appropriations subcommittee on financial services and general government marked up a bill July 10 that would cut the Internal Revenue Service budget by 24 percent compared to fiscal 2013 levels. The bill (.pdf) sets IRS funding at $9 billion, which is $4 billion below President Obama's budget request for the agency.

Excessive IRS conference spending wouldn't happen today, Fink says

Faris Fink, the IRS commissioner of small business and self employment who authorized spending $4.1 million on a conference in Anaheim, said he was embarrassed and that that kind of conference wouldn't happen today due to new conference spending rules, in a June 6 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

Excessive IRS conference spending wouldn't happen today, Fink says

Faris Fink, the IRS commissioner of small business and self employment who authorized spending $4.1 million on a conference in Anaheim, said he was embarrassed and that that kind of conference wouldn't happen today due to new conference spending rules, in a June 6 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.