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Monday, August 16, 2010

TIGTA: IRS Did Not Comply With Stimulus Act's Procurement Requirements

TIGTA The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Additional Actions Are Needed to Ensure Readiness to Comply With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Procurement Requirements (2010-11-071):

The IRS received an appropriation of $203 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) funds. TIGTA determined that the IRS did not always comply with Recovery Act procurement requirements and used annual appropriated funds instead of Recovery Act funds for some procurements. As a result, approximately $385,000 was not available for other IRS mission-critical needs, such as improving taxpayer service or addressing the tax gap.

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Comments

I'm certainly not a fan of the IRS, but it seems they're being blamed for not adapting fast enough to ARRA. Apparently, they've made the horrible mistake of missing the chance to replace their normal funding with this extraordinary largess. The folks at the IRS didn't write this mess, and those who supposedly did never bothered to read it. In ARRA terms, $385,000 is change dropped at the drive-thru.

Please excuse me while I soak my head in icewater for having defending the IRS.

Posted by: Neshobanakni | Aug 17, 2010 9:24:48 PM

The IRS was chosen for stimulus funds because it was a "shovel-ready" project - digging up disallowed deductions and burying taxpayers.

Posted by: Woody | Aug 17, 2010 7:52:47 PM

Jail them all. Forever.

Posted by: Bill Johnson | Aug 17, 2010 10:39:17 AM

"How did giving the IRS $200 million count as "stimulus" in the first place?" Yeh, good question. This has to be lawyer type thinking when they believe giving money to the IRS is stimulus for the economy. This administration is made up of people who have never been in business or have ever had to make a payroll, they are the professional bureaucrat that creates havoc rather than wealth; a political parasite.

Posted by: Ron Nord | Aug 17, 2010 10:14:19 AM

How did giving the IRS $200 million count as "stimulus" in the first place?

Posted by: American Delight | Aug 17, 2010 9:31:01 AM