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Koskinsen Warns of Impending IRS IT System Failure


Current IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s term is scheduled to end November 12, 2017. Speaking at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center on October 31, Koskinen sent a strong warning to lawmakers of an impending IRS IT System failure. As the IRS’s available resources dwindle, “it’s not a question of whether, but when this system will fail,” he said. Koskinen noted the IRS is currently operating on antiquated IT systems while fending off 4-million cybersecurity threats each day.