The Internal Revenue Service managed to collect more tax dollars from delinquent taxpayers, even while contending with cuts in its revenue collection workforce.
A new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that the total dollars collected in fiscal year 2011 were 20 percent higher than the amount collected in fiscal 2009 even though there were fewer revenue officers on staff. Revenue officers also completed their investigations more quickly, according to the TIGTA report, and made trust fund penalty determinations faster in fiscal 2011 compared to fiscal 2009.
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