Tag Archives: Treasury

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

IRS ramps up efforts to combat identity, tax refund fraud

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The IRS announced last week that it has initiated approximately 300 new investigations into identity theft and refund fraud ahead of the April 15 tax deadline. Since January, the IRS’ criminal investigation unit has launched 295 new investigations, pushing the … Read More…

Friday, March 21, 2014

Treasury’s Amir-Mokri stresses collective cybersecurity effort

Cyber Security

Cyrus Amir-Mokri, the assistant secretary for financial institutions at the U.S. Treasury, stressed this week the importance of a collective cybersecurity effort with a partnership between the public and private sectors. “[I]t is important for the government to share information … Read More…

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

U.S. Treasury, CFPB discuss financial education at president’s council

Financial Education

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and CFPB Director Richard Cordray discussed the importance of financial education during a Monday meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. Lew urged the council to identify and consider opportunities … Read More…

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

GAO: Treasury has not assessed servicer compliance with non-English speaker policies

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A recent study released by the Government Accountability Office found that while the U.S. Treasury requires mortgage servicers to develop policies to increase housing program accessibility for non-English speakers, the Treasury has not assessed compliance with the requirement. The U.S. … Read More…

Monday, February 10, 2014

Dynan approved by Senate as assistant secretary for economic policy at Treasury

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The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved on Thursday Karen Dynan’s nomination to the position of assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury. Dynan served as the vice president and co-director of the Brookings Institution’s economic studies program from … Read More…

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