The Internal Revenue Service’s purchase card program lacks consistent oversight to identify and address inappropriate use, such as overspending on meals, according to a new government report.

The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, follows up on an earlier report that found problems with the IRS’s government-issued purchase card program. TIGTA’s previous work on the IRS purchase card program found that overall management controls are not effective to ensure the appropriate use of IRS purchase cards. The main objective of the latest review was to assess the effectiveness of IRS processes to identify questionable and abusive purchase card transactions.

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