The Internal Revenue Service is not adequately managing its software licenses and not adhering to federal requirements and industry best practices for software used on desktop and laptop computers, according to a new government report.

The report, released Tuesday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, found that the IRS is not adequately performing software management and is not adhering to federal requirements and recommended industry best practices. For example, the IRS does not have enterprise-wide or local policies, procedures and requirements for software license management.

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