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Anyone who has ever been audited or felt the threat of an audit by the IRS may find this point in TIGTA’s IRS audit particularly interesting:
“Because the IRS’s mission includes requiring taxpayers to pay taxes owed on time and voluntarily, the IRS should take further steps to address employees who do not voluntarily pay their travel card bills on time,” the report states.
TIGTA recommends the IRS improve controls in several areas, including designing controls to detect personal use of the travel card while employees are on official travel. TIGTA also recommends the IRS develops a process for referring cardholders with evidence of financial problems to personnel security officials for reevaluation of the employees’ security clearances and suitability for their positions.
The IRS agreed with the recommendations and says it plans to implement several corrective actions, according to the audit.
This article originally appeared at Watchdog.org.