IRS Faces Data Security, ACA Woes In 2014, Watchdog Says

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 7:17 PM ET) -- The Internal Revenue Service should expect to deal with serious issues surrounding taxpayer data security, Affordable Care Act compliance and severe manpower shortages due to expected IRS executive retirements, according to an IRS watchdog report released Tuesday.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration's annual report outlined the most pressing management and performance challenges confronting the IRS in 2014, and placed security of both taxpayer and IRS personnel data at the top of the list.

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