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IRS chief may be overselling tax IT modernization

April 12, 2018

Via: FCW

Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter told lawmakers during an April 11 House Appropriations committee hearing that the agency has made significant improvements around a key IT modernization initiative.

“The core processing system for filing and processing tax returns has been modernized and updated, and that is where a substantial amount of the money the committee has appropriated to the IRS has gone,” Kautter said.

Kautter did not specify which system he was referencing, but government watchdogs have extensively documented how two of the agency’s most important tax processing systems — the Individual Master File and its successor, CADE2 — have major unresolved funding and modernization issues.

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