IRS Bankruptcy Controls Not Always Followed, TIGTA Says

Law360, New York (March 13, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT) -- The Internal Revenue Service staff don't always follow the agency's internal procedures for handling bankruptcy cases, a problem that may jeopardize taxpayers' legal rights and the government's interest in resolving outstanding tax liabilities, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said Thursday.

In a report analyzing a random sample of  90 bankruptcy cases filed between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2012, TIGTA said it found multiple instances in which the IRS did not conduct an initial case analysis in a timely manner, follow up on...
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