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There’s Even More Bad News About IRS Information Security

A board charged with overseeing the agency’s sprawling active directory networks isn’t fulfilling its basic responsibilities.

IRS Wants Artificial Intelligence To Guard Taxpayer Data

The tax agency wants to know if the AI and machine learning are mature enough to secure its systems from cyberattacks.

IRS’ Rush to Secure Exposed Taxpayer Data Left It Vulnerable Again

Personal information about more than 350,000 taxpayers was compromised in 2015. Three years later, it’s still not secure.

IRS Plans to Hire 1,700, Upgrade Outdated Technology

In a new strategic plan, the agency projects a 17 percent increase in phone calls as it implements the new tax law.

The IRS Doesn’t Know Who’s Accessing Its Most Sensitive Data

The tax agency also isn’t patching vulnerabilities on those systems in a timely manner, an audit found.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Tax Fraud

Machine-learning technology can serve as a valuable tool for tax auditors, but what is the best technique?

IRS’ 60-Year-Old IT System Failed on Tax Day Due to New Hardware

Congress and watchdogs have been warning the IRS to upgrade its systems for years.

IRS Says Online Tax Systems Are Back In Business

Agency teams worked through the night to restore services, the acting administrator said.

Taxpayers Get Extra Day To File After IRS Online Tools Go Down

The IRS extended Tax Day to midnight April 18 after unidentified outages took down key online tools Tuesday.

How the IRS Cut Tax Season Headaches by 19 percent

The agency's early outreach efforts appear to be paying off.

The IRS Is Stopping Fewer Fraudulent Returns. And That’s A Good Thing.

The agency had identified only about $46 million in phony refunds as of late February.

If You Traded Crypto on Coinbase, the IRS Might Be Coming For You

Some of the top-earning users traded over $20,000 on the exchange in a single year.

The IRS System Processing Your Taxes is Almost 60 Years Old

The IRS’ Individual Master File may be the oldest IT system in government and its failure could disrupt tax processing nationwide.

Scammers Are Using Fake IRS Sites To Steal Your Personal Info

They're also spoofing tax preparers' websites, security researchers said.

Half A Million People Don’t Know Criminals Stole Their Identities to Get Jobs

Auditors found a programming error prevented the IRS from sending out notices.