While conceding that the Internal Revenue Service has made significant progress in improving internal controls and financial management since its initial financial audit in 1992, it still needs to close some 75 recommendations from prior audits according to the Government Accountability Office. The auditor general said the IRS has resolved myriad internal controls weaknesses by closing over 200 of the GAO's recommendations over the past seven years, but since its 2006 audit, the GAO has identified 28 more, bringing the total to 75. The categories cited by the GAO for recommendations include: Safeguarding of assets and security activities; proper recording and documenting of transactions; and effective management review and oversight. The report can be accessed at www.gao.gov.

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