The Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Division increased its enforcement activities last fiscal year after they fell behind in fiscal 2006, according to a new report.

The Treasury Department's inspector general said the number of investigations initiated by the division increased 7.8 percent in fiscal year 2007, compared to a decrease of 8.5 percent in the previous year. In addition, the number of investigations recommended for prosecution increased 4.3 percent in fiscal year 2007, compared to a decrease of 4.9 percent the previous year.

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