IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) released its Annual Report for fiscal 2012.
Investigations initiated (5,125) and prosecution recommendations were both up in fiscal 2012 compared to the prior year. Filings of indictments and other charging documents rose 13 percent. Meanwhile, convictions and those sentenced both gained roughly 12 percent (2,634) from 2011. The Service was able to convict on 93% of the files opened. The 28-page report summarizes a wide variety of IRS CI activity on a range of tax related issues during the year ending Sept. 30, 2012.
Noticeably absent from the report is the concept that perhaps CI should have been investigating the Exempt Organizations function of the IRS.