Friday, September 2, 2011
New CID Annual Review of IRS Criminal Tax Enforcement
On July 25, 2011, the Treasury Inspector General's Office for Tax Administration issued its annual review of IRS Criminal Tax enforcement trends. The Report noted that CID investigations were up by 12.3% for legal source income cases, and that CID completed 4,325 investigations, thereby surpassing its goal of 3,900 investigations. CID also reduced the average amount of time involved in a case from 425 days the prior year to 365 days for fiscal year 2010, an improvement in efficiency of over 8%. The CID's budget was increased from $598 million in fiscal 2009 to $607 million in fiscal 2010. The federal conviction rate for recommended prosecutions is at 90.2%, and 2,184 convictions were obtained in fiscal 2010. CID staffing increased from 2,725 in fiscal 2009 to 2,751 in fiscal 2010. CID also exceeded its fiscal 2010 goal of initiating 4,000 investigations by actually opening 4,706 criminal investigations. Tax related prosecution referrals numbered 1,507 in fiscal 2010.