IRS Has Implemented Initiatives to Prevent, Detect, and Resolve Identity Theft-Related Problems, but Needs to Assess Their Effectiveness

October 2009
GAO Reports;10/8/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article reports on the study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to describe the extent of identity theft-related refund and employment fraud, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) theft-related coordination with other agencies as well as its move for the prevention of such problems. The study includes analyzing data on identity theft cases and interviewing officials from IRS. GAO recommends that the identity theft initiatives should be available in the 2010 filing.


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