The Internal Revenue Service needs to fix problems with its examination of estate and gift tax returns, according to a new report.

The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, uncovered problems in the classification, prioritization and inventory assignment processes for the IRS’s Estate and Gift Tax Return Examination Program. TIGTA found the IRS’s estate and gift tax examiners don’t always follow the guidelines or timelines recommended in the documentation for estate and gift tax return examination cases. The impact of the program’s compliance efforts is uncertain.

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