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Offshore Voluntary Compliance Efforts Top $10 Billion; More Than 100,000 Taxpayers Come Back into Compliance
IR-2016-137, Oct. 21, 2016 — As international compliance efforts pass several new milestones, the IRS reminds U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts that they should use existing paths to come into full compliance with their federal tax obligations.

New Private Debt Collection Program to Begin Next Spring; IRS to Contract with Four Agencies; Taxpayer Rights Protected
IR-2016-125, Sept. 26, 2016 — The IRS announced today that it plans to begin private collection of certain overdue federal tax debts next spring and has selected four contractors to implement the new program.

Tax Professionals: Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
FS-2016-23, July 2016 — The Security Summit, the partnership between the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax community formed to combat identity theft, recently announced it expanded its public awareness campaign on data security to include tax professionals.

IRS’s Top 10 Identity Theft Prosecutions: Criminal Investigation Continues Efforts to Halt Refund Fraud
IR-2016-45, March 21, 2016 — As part of the continued crackdown on refund fraud and identity theft, the IRS today released the Top 10 Identity Theft Prosecutions for Fiscal Year 2015.

Offshore Tax-Avoidance and IRS Compliance Efforts
The IRS continues to uncover abusive tax-avoidance schemes involving offshore activity. Find information here pertaining to Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS).

Understanding Who You Pay to Prepare Your Tax Return
FS-2015-6, February 2015 — Taxpayers should be aware of the credentials, qualifications and extent of service each prospective professional provides before obtaining their service.

IRS Criminal Investigation Field Office Press Releases - Fiscal Year 2016
Here you will find links to IRS Criminal Investigation press releases issued by the IRS Special Agents in Charge

Fiscal Year 2015 Enforcement and Service Results
The Fiscal Year 2015 Enforcement and Service Results provide the dollars collected from the examination (audit) and collection functions of the IRS. The results also tally the results of various taxpayer assistance programs.

Fiscal Year 2014 Enforcement and Service Results
Totals for examination, collection and taxpayer service efforts for Fiscal Year 2005 through Fiscal Year 2014.

FY 2011 Enforcement Results
FY 2011 IRS Enforcement and Service Results.

FY 2010 Enforcement Results
FY 2010 Enforcement Results detail the audit, collection and taxpayer service numbers.

FY 2009 Enforcement Results
The IRS FY 2009 Enforcement and Service Results detail the agency's audit, collection and taxpayer service efforts.

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