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In 2000, federal agencies estimated they saved at least $900 million annually through data sharing initiatives. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can use data from taxpayers and third parties to better ensure taxpayers meet their obligations.
As required by law, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in November 2002 and March 2003, submitted to the congressional appropriations committees its initial and revised fiscal year 2003 expenditure plans, respectively, requesting about $378 million for the Business Systems Modernization (BSM) program....
This testimony discusses (1) the status of the 2001 tax filing season, (2) the status of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) business systems modernization effort, and (3) the security of IRS' electronic filing system.