AI Helping IRS Detect Tax Crimes With Fewer Resources

Law360 (December 5, 2018, 8:58 PM EST) -- Under the weight of budget cuts and decreasing staff, the Internal Revenue Service may be finding its salve in artificial intelligence technology to detect criminal tax activities more efficiently.

A lifelike robot powered by artificial intelligence holds an apple. (AP) Research and investigative tasks that might have taken weeks or months in the past may be accomplished within minutes now thanks to machine learning technology the IRS is deploying to detect taxpayer noncompliance, identity theft, money laundering and other criminal activities. The tools are also able to detect instances of fraud or potentially hidden taxpayer assets that revenue agents may not be...

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