The Internal Revenue Service did not always follow all the legal requirements when conducting seizures of taxpayer property, according to a new government report.

The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, reviewed a random sample of 50 of the 580 seizures conducted from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, to determine whether the IRS complied with legal and internal guidelines when conducting each seizure as part of an annual review process. TIGTA is required to annually evaluate the IRS’s compliance with the legal seizure provisions to ensure that taxpayers’ rights were not violated while seizures were being conducted.

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