The Internal Revenue Service is running out of storage space for the copies of documents it stores on cases closed by its Office of Appeals, according to a report by the Treasury Department's Inspector General.
Because it closes more than 100,000 cases a year, the Appeals office is running out of storage space for the files and has begun shipping them to offsite storage for a fee. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said Appeals could save the staff time used to create the extra copies of files for processing additional cases and apply the money paid for offsite storage to fund additional staff positions.
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