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IRS, Security Summit Partners Urge Caution During National Tax Security Awareness Week

IRS, Security Summit Partners Urge Caution During National Tax Security Awareness Week

During “National Tax Security Awareness Week,” which ran from December 3 to December 7, the IRS and its Security Summit partners (state tax agencies and the private-sector tax community) issued a series of reminders that urged taxpayers and tax practitioners to take steps to protect their data.…

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Mnuchin, Kautter Testify Before Senate Committee on Outdated IRS Technology

IRS Budget Hearing Testimony The IRS’s “Achilles’ heel” is using outdated software originating from the 1960s, Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told Senate lawmakers. Kautter and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified in a May 22 Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing. System Shut Down…

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Lawmakers Question IRS’ New Sole-Source Identity Verification Contract with Equifax

The House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee held an October 4 hearing on the IRS’s efforts and challenges toward modernizing its information technology (IT) infrastructure. Witnesses from the IRS, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified before the subcommittee. The IRS…

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Internal Controls for Small Businesses

As business owners we are all too familiar with the hard work that it takes to run a successful business, and all the intricacies that are involved to make that happen. While we are on our journey to achieving great success and materializing our brand we are…

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