Posts Tagged: IRS

5 Govie Stories You Should Read- Now!

The Mondays are usually hard enough as is. As the first day after a weekend, we tend to have a giant list of to-dos and not enough time on a Monday to do them. We decided to help compile a few noteworthy posts to make your life easier. Today’s DorobekINSIDER program will be your need-to-knowRead… Read more »

Government Calling? Don’t Get Scammed

If you’ve used the Internet even once in your life, you’re probably familiar with scams. From the more obvious pop-up viruses to the well-disguised phishing emails, scams are an ever-present nuisance in our lives in the digital age. While you have likely encountered fraud attempts online before, what about over the phone? In the wakeRead… Read more »

Analytics Need to Provide Business Value

As a part of my ongoing conversation with senior executive leaders, Conversations on Big Data, I recently sat down with Dean Silverman, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Office of Compliance Analytics, at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These Big Data conversations tend to focus on best practices in using big data and analytics in creativeRead… Read more »

Danny Werfel: IRS to Get Late Start on Tax Return Processing

The Internal Revenue Service has delayed the start of 2014 tax filing season as the agency continues to restart and evaluate its processing systems after the government ended its shutdown. Individual tax returns for 2013 will start to be processed sometime between Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, the IRS said Tuesday. Nearly 90 percent ofRead… Read more »

The Future of Online Citizen Services

Jimmy Fallon’s Nick Burns – Computer Guy captured a lot of what people loathed (and feared) about computer support techs. The signature line was the condescending command that Nick gave to his clients as they sat in front of their machines: “Move!” In the two years since those sketches, computers have migrated from our desksRead… Read more »

Nonprofit Organizations: Myths and Facts

“Nonprofit” Does Not Mean “No Money” Recent news reports claimed that the IRS targeted extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for nonprofit tax exemptions. It was much ado about nothing. But it’s time to clarify nonprofits’ legal status and their social roles in our culture. The Internal Revenue Service’s regulation of nonprofit organizations was aRead… Read more »

Was the IRS Doomed From the Start? – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Social media has revolutionized government’s interactions with its citizens. A new survey by NASCIO found 100% of state chief information officers said social media is apart of their business operations. 83% said they use Facebook. 81% use Twitter. 83% use Youtube. 80% of CIOs say social media is either essential orRead… Read more »

Lessons Learned: IRS Employee Training Videos & Conferences

Can things get any worse for the embattled IRS? Like any large business, the federal government is not immune from good investments going bad, or making bad investments altogether. Unfortunately, this stereotype continues to plague public perception regarding the business of government. The entire IRS imbroglio just makes a bad situation worse. No Room forRead… Read more »