Tag Archives: John Koskinen

Terry Milholland Departs CTO Role at IRS

Terry Milholland has departed his role as chief technology officer of the Internal Revenue Service as the critical pay authority through which he was hired nears its expiration, FCW reported Friday. Zach Noble writes Milholland joined the IRS eight years ago after he served as a technical officer at Visa …

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IRS Names Winners of Online Tax Info System Design Challenge

The Internal Revenue Service has revealed the winners of the agency’s “Tax Design Challenge” crowdsourcing competition that sought designs for a future online tax information system. The tax collection agency said Friday the three-week challenge received 48 submissions that a review panel considered for three prize categories such as overall design, best taxpayer usefulness and best financial …

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IRS to Notify Additional 685K Taxpayers of Data Security Threat

The Treasury Department‘s inspector general for tax administration has identified an additional 390,000 taxpayer accounts that were potentially affected by a security breach on the Internal Revenue Service‘s Get Transcript online database last year. TIGTA also found hackers attempted to access the tax return transcripts of another 295,000 people during a …

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John Koskinen: IRS IT System Updates to Cost $500M

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen said updates to the agency’s “antiquated” information technology system will need a budget of between $400 million and $500 million, Nextgov reported Friday. “I fondly refer to our IT system as a Model T with a very nice GPS system and a sound system and a …

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Danny Werfel: IRS Leadership Team Can Take Agency Forward

Danny Werfel, former acting Internal Revenue Service chief, believes the IRS’ current leadership can handle the agency’s mission and budgetary challenges, Federal News Radio reported Monday. “I think they’re moving forward in the right direction,” Werfel told the radio station in an interview. He held the interim IRS commissioner role from …

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