GAO Reports IRS Not at Fault

In a report made public this week, the U.S. General Accounting Office said congressional investigators did not find any evidence that the Internal Revenue Service abused taxpayers.

The findings are a victory for the Service, who now have had two years under their belt following the very public Senate Finance Committee hearings two years ago that called for agency reforms.

The GAO report also detailed that it could not find any evidence to support IRS employee testimony before the Senate that agents were told to levy assessments against taxpayers in order to look good.

Even though this is good news for the IRS, the Service will continue to remain less aggressive as it conducts taxpayer audits.


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