Tag Archives: Internal Revenue Service

Chuck Rettig: IRS Speeds Up Programming, ‘Health Testing’ for IT Systems Amid Budget Uncertainty

Chuck Rettig

Chuck Rettig, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), said the IRS has expedited “health testing” and programming work on information technology systems partly due to uncertainty over the passage of a comprehensive budget for fiscal year 2021 in Congress before a stopgap measure ends on Dec. 11th. The IRS introduced a six-year IT modernization initiative in April 2020. 

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CMS, IRS Senior Leaders Talk Using AI to Automate Data Processing, Fraud Detection

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking into consolidating its enterprise data in addition to using artificial intelligence and machine learning for fraud detection activities. Bobby Saxon said that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unit intends to implement automation for various agency use cases in three to six months.

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IRS Seeks Methods to Improve Procurement via Labor Data

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched a $7M solicitation to help the U.S. government improve deliveries of products and services. The solicitation calls for industry to propose ideas on how to gather, analyze, visualize and manage labor data relevant to procurement. The agency launched the solicitation through the Pilot IRS experimental contract vehicle.

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New IRS Office Starts With IT Pilot Projects to Simplify Business Processes; Mitchell Winans Quoted

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The Internal Revenue Service’s newly established enterprise digitalization and case management office is designing information technology pilot projects to improve taxpayers’ experiences by going paperless and streamlining business processes.

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IRS Digitalization Office Takes Incremental Funding Approach to IT Modernization

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The Internal Revenue Service’s newly established enterprise digitalization and case management office has started to adopt an incremental approach to funding information technology modernization programs, including the digitization of paper-based taxpayer services and consolidation of case management platforms, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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GAO: IRS Should Improve Noncompliance Analysis of Tax-Exempt Entities

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) improve its documentation on the use of data for analyzing noncompliance among tax-exempt organizations. Exempted entities often provide membership benefits and handle charitable activities, according to GAO. GAO said that without such documentation, IRS can’t “support its use of data in examination selection in all cases.”

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