At Least They Got 30% Right…

Government efficiency is usually thought of as an oxymoron. Yet another example of this has come to light—this time, in the world of tax. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) audited the IRS’ assignment of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) and found:

“TIGTA reviewed a sample of ITIN applications and found that almost 70% contained significant errors and/or raised concerns that should have prevented the issuance of an ITIN. The IRS estimates that it has issued more than 14 million ITINs as of December 2008.”

And we’re going to be giving healthcare work to the IRS, too?!?

HatTip: TaxProf Blog

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