TIGTA details wasteful conference spending at IRS

06/4/2013 | JournalofAccountancy.com

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration on Tuesday issued a report in which it chronicled wasteful spending on conferences at the Internal Revenue Service. The report singled out one conference in Anaheim, Calif., in 2010 that reportedly cost $4.1 million, and included upgrades to presidential suites, free cocktails and promotional gifts, and $50,000 in videos, including a now-famous "Star Trek" parody. Overall, the IRS spent $49 million on conferences from 2010 to 2012, TIGTA found. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing on the subject tomorrow.

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