On top of the other problems associated with the troubled rollout of the federal government’s online health insurance exchange, the Internal Revenue Service is now being urged to strengthen the security and anti-fraud protections for the tax credits it will be providing to help taxpayers afford the cost of the insurance premiums.
The IRS needs to strengthen the systems development controls for the Premium Tax Credit Project that it undertook to implement the Affordable Care Act, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in a new report publicly released Tuesday.
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