The IRS is not well prepared in the event of serious disasters, according to two new reports by the Treasury Department's inspector general.

A new report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration faulted the emergency preparedness of IRS facilities. "Plans used by the IRS to respond to emergencies were not always complete or subject to regular exercises or tests to ensure readiness," said the report. "As a result, TIGTA believes that in the event of an actual emergency such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, these deficiencies could result in delays in safeguarding employees and visitors and in beginning efforts to recover critical business processes such as collecting tax revenue, processing tax refunds, and responding to taxpayer inquiries."

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