Research Report IT Problems at IRS and Medicare
More to Come?
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Already in 2006 alone, the IRS has potentially lost billions of dollars in revenue by failing to come up with a computer program that would replace one that identified returns likely to be fraudulently filed, while Medicare and Social Security have mistakenly sent refunds to 230,000 people who signed up for a prescription drug plan under the new Part D of Medicare. It is likely that these stories are symptoms of a much more serious government problem in hiring and retaining top-notch people who keep up with new technology, its uses, and its limitations.
Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags Individual taxes
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center