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IRS launched tax credit website without authority to operate, watchdog reports

June 14, 2022

Via: FCW

The IRS rolled out a web portal to authenticate recipients of the expanded Child Tax Credit in mid-2021 without receiving an “authority to operate” approval from tech officials, according to a May report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

The lag in getting an ATO was chalked up to a ‘one-time user error’ by the tax agency’s top tech official in comments to auditors. Overall the issues identified in the report were largely administrative.

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