Recurring Identification Is Needed to Ensure That Employers Full Pay the Deferred Social Security Tax
Additional Actions Are Needed to Reduce Accounts Management Function Inventories to Below Pre‑Pandemic Levels
Destruction of Paper-Filed Information Returns
TIGTA is initiating a review to evaluate the IRS's destruction of unprocessed Tax Year 2019 paper-filed information returns. The overall objective of this audit is to assess the actions taken to mitigate the risk to the IRS and taxpayers associated with the approximately 30 million unprocessed non-ACA information returns destroyed in March 2021. TIGTA will determine if: (1) the IRS evaluated alternatives to destroying unprocessed Tax Year 2019 information returns and whether the classification of these returns as classified waste is consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and policies; (2) followed classified waste processes for the 30 million unprocessed paper-filed information returns that were destroyed; and, (3) assessed and quantified the impact of the destruction of the 30 million paper-filed information returns on taxpayers and its compliance programs.