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Recovery.gov - Track the Money

Recovery.gov is the U.S. government's official website that provides easy access to data
related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

Offices of Inspectors General

When an agency spends Recovery funds, its Inspector General is responsible for oversight of that money. The Inspector General reviews Recovery spending to ensure that:

  • Projects undertaken with Recovery money meet legal and administrative requirements
  • Their agencies have the right administrative practices in place
  • There are effective controls in place to manage Recovery funds

The Inspectors General are required to report the details of their reviews to the public.  
Find out more at each OIG's Recovery web page.

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA)


12/17/2013
Review of Section 1603 Grants in Lieu of Energy Investment Tax CreditReview of Section 1603 Grants in Lieu of Energy Investment Tax Credit
10/18/2013
Review of the IRS's ARRA Fund Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2012Review of the IRS's ARRA Fund Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2012
08/28/2013
Review of the IRS' ARRA Fund Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2011Review of the IRS' ARRA Fund Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2011
03/21/2013
Assessment of Internal Revenue Service’s Interpretation of Section 1302 of the Recovery Act: Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit*Assessment of Internal Revenue Service’s Interpretation of Section 1302 of the Recovery Act: Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit*
02/07/2013
Review of the Internal Revenue Service's ARRA Fund Expenditures During the Period April 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010Review of the Internal Revenue Service's ARRA Fund Expenditures During the Period April 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010
09/19/2012
Deficiencies Continue to Exist in Verifying Contractor Labor Charges Prior to Payment*Deficiencies Continue to Exist in Verifying Contractor Labor Charges Prior to Payment*
02/03/2012
Internal Revenue Service Disallowed Erroneous First-Time Homebuyer Credits Totaling $1.6 Billion; However, Examination Resources Could Have Been Used More Effectively*Internal Revenue Service Disallowed Erroneous First-Time Homebuyer Credits Totaling $1.6 Billion; However, Examination Resources Could Have Been Used More Effectively*
09/30/2011
Procurements Were Not Processed in Compliance with the Recovery ActProcurements Were Not Processed in Compliance with the Recovery Act
09/16/2011
Billions of Dollars in Education Credits Appear to Be Erroneous*Billions of Dollars in Education Credits Appear to Be Erroneous*
09/15/2011
First-Time Homebuyer Credit Repayment Notices Were Incorrect, and Method Used to Identify Dispositions Is Unreliable*First-Time Homebuyer Credit Repayment Notices Were Incorrect, and Method Used to Identify Dispositions Is Unreliable*
09/06/2011
IRS’s Accounting for Recovery Act Fund Expenditures from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010IRS’s Accounting for Recovery Act Fund Expenditures from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010
07/07/2011
Individuals Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable Credits*Individuals Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable Credits*
06/24/2011
Control Weaknesses over Amended Returns Allowed Some Inappropriate Claims for the First-Time Homebuyer Credit*Control Weaknesses over Amended Returns Allowed Some Inappropriate Claims for the First-Time Homebuyer Credit*
06/03/2011
Direct Pay Build America Bond Compliance Check Program Has Yet to Result in Wide-Scale Examinations*Direct Pay Build America Bond Compliance Check Program Has Yet to Result in Wide-Scale Examinations*
04/19/2011
Processes Were Not Established to Verify Eligibility for Residential Energy Credits*Processes Were Not Established to Verify Eligibility for Residential Energy Credits*
04/15/2011
Millions of Dollars in Questionable Qualified Motor Vehicle Deductions Are Being Allowed*Millions of Dollars in Questionable Qualified Motor Vehicle Deductions Are Being Allowed*
03/31/2011
Administration of First-Time Homebuyer Credit Indicates  Need for Improved Controls over Refundable Credits*Administration of First-Time Homebuyer Credit Indicates Need for Improved Controls over Refundable Credits*
01/21/2011
Individuals Received Millions of Dollars in Erroneous Plug-in Electric and Alternative Motor Vehicle Credits*Individuals Received Millions of Dollars in Erroneous Plug-in Electric and Alternative Motor Vehicle Credits*
12/03/2010
IRS Accurately and Timely Accounted for Recovery Act Fund Expenditures During the Period February 17 – September 30, 2009IRS Accurately and Timely Accounted for Recovery Act Fund Expenditures During the Period February 17 – September 30, 2009
11/01/2010
Overall the Making Work Pay Credit was Implemented as Intended but Resulted in Many Taxpayers Owing Taxes*Overall the Making Work Pay Credit was Implemented as Intended but Resulted in Many Taxpayers Owing Taxes*
09/30/2010
Verifying Eligibility for Certain New Tax Benefits Was a Challenge for the 2010 Filing Season*Verifying Eligibility for Certain New Tax Benefits Was a Challenge for the 2010 Filing Season*
09/24/2010
Health Coverage Tax Credit Recovery Act Provisions Were Timely Implemented, but Program Capacity Is Limited*Health Coverage Tax Credit Recovery Act Provisions Were Timely Implemented, but Program Capacity Is Limited*
09/15/2010
Previously Reported Acquisition Concerns Relevant to Recovery Act ProcurementsPreviously Reported Acquisition Concerns Relevant to Recovery Act Procurements
09/13/2010
Internal Revenue Service Should Strengthen Processes for Managing Recovery Act Funds Used for the Health Coverage Tax Credit*Internal Revenue Service Should Strengthen Processes for Managing Recovery Act Funds Used for the Health Coverage Tax Credit*
08/16/2010
Comprehensive Strategy is Being Developed to Identify Individuals with First-Time Homebuyer Credit Repayment Requirements*Comprehensive Strategy is Being Developed to Identify Individuals with First-Time Homebuyer Credit Repayment Requirements*
07/23/2010
Concerns about Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives that Are Relevant to Recovery Act ProcurementsConcerns about Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives that Are Relevant to Recovery Act Procurements
07/14/2010
Initial Build America Bond Subsidy Payments were Processed Accurately and Timely*Initial Build America Bond Subsidy Payments were Processed Accurately and Timely*
06/28/2010
Additional Actions Needed to Ensure Readiness to Comply with Recovery Act Procurement RequirementsAdditional Actions Needed to Ensure Readiness to Comply with Recovery Act Procurement Requirements
06/17/2010
Additional Steps Needed to Prevent and Recover Erroneous Claims for First-Time Homebuyer Credit*Additional Steps Needed to Prevent and Recover Erroneous Claims for First-Time Homebuyer Credit*
06/14/2010
Implementation of the Five-Year Net Operating Loss Carryback Claim Provisions were Generally Effective*Implementation of the Five-Year Net Operating Loss Carryback Claim Provisions were Generally Effective*
05/25/2010
Recovery Act Provisions for the Health Coverage Tax Credit Were Implemented, but Development Processes Could be Improved*Recovery Act Provisions for the Health Coverage Tax Credit Were Implemented, but Development Processes Could be Improved*
03/31/2010
Recovery Act: Interim Results of the 2010 Filing SeasonRecovery Act: Interim Results of the 2010 Filing Season
IRS’s Implementation of the Office of Management and Budget Guidelines for the Recovery ActIRS’s Implementation of the Office of Management and Budget Guidelines for the Recovery Act
03/16/2010
Initial Published Guidance for Recovery  Act Bonds was Complete, Accurate, and Consistent*Initial Published Guidance for Recovery Act Bonds was Complete, Accurate, and Consistent*
01/08/2010
Observations About Annual Dollar Limits for Recovery Act Bonds*Observations About Annual Dollar Limits for Recovery Act Bonds*
11/27/2009
Evaluation of the Internal Revenue Service’s Capability to Ensure Proper Use of Recovery Act FundsEvaluation of the Internal Revenue Service’s Capability to Ensure Proper Use of Recovery Act Funds
11/04/2009
Recovery Act: Millions of Taxpayers May Be Negatively Affected by the Reduced Withholding Associated With the Making Work Pay Credit*Recovery Act: Millions of Taxpayers May Be Negatively Affected by the Reduced Withholding Associated With the Making Work Pay Credit*
09/29/2009
The Internal Revenue Service Faces Significant Challenges in Verifying Eligibility for the First-Time Homebuyer Credit*The Internal Revenue Service Faces Significant Challenges in Verifying Eligibility for the First-Time Homebuyer Credit*

*Audit Report on the management of a Recovery Act tax credit.