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Illicit Tobacco: Various Schemes Are Used to Evade Taxes and Fees
GAO-11-313: Published: Mar 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2011.
Federal and state governments have raised excise taxes on tobacco products to discourage tobacco use and increase revenues. Cross-border and illicit trade in tobacco products can undermine these policy objectives by avoiding excise taxes and increasing the availability of these products to consumers at lower cost. On June 22, 2009, Congress passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of the Treasury
GAO-03-109: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
In its 2001 performance and accountability report on the Department of the Treasury, GAO identified important tax systems modernization, border security, trade regulation, financial management, and other issues facing the department. The information GAO presents in this report is intended to help to sustain congressional attention and a departmental focus on continuing to make progress in addressi...
Anti-Money Laundering: Efforts in the Securities Industry
GAO-02-111: Published: Oct 10, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2001.
To disguise illegally obtained funds, money launderers have traditionally targeted banks, which accept cash and arrange domestic and international fund transfers. However, criminals seeking to hide illicit funds may also be targeting the U.S. securities markets. Although few documented cases exist of broker-dealer or mutual fund accounts being used to launder money, law enforcement agencies are co...
Drug Control: INS and Customs Can Do More To Prevent Drug-Related Employee Corruption
GGD-99-31: Published: Mar 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) and the U.S. Customs Service's efforts to address employee corruption on the Southwest Border, focusing on: (1) the extent to which INS and Customs have and comply with policies and procedures for ensuring employee integrity; (2) identifying and comparing the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Depar...
Cuban Embargo: Selected Issues Relating to Travel, Exports, and Telecommunications
NSIAD-99-10: Published: Dec 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation and monitoring of certain Cuban embargo provisions affecting travel, telecommunications, and trade, focusing on: (1) whether the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control's (OFAC) decision to allow authorized U.S. travelers to fly indirectly to Cuba was consistent with the law; (2) whether a telecommunications a...
Financial Audit: 1997 Consolidated Financial Statements of the United States Government
AIMD-98-127: Published: Mar 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1998.
GAO reviewed the 1997 consolidated financial statements of the United States government.GAO noted that: (1) significant financial systems weaknesses, problems with fundamental recordkeeping, incomplete documentation, and weak internal controls, including computer controls, prevent the government from accurately reporting a large portion of its assets, liabilities, and costs; (2) these deficiencies...
Statistical Agencies: Statutory Requirements Affecting Government Policies and Programs
GGD-96-106: Published: Jul 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a listing of legislatively mandated reports that statistical agencies produce for Congress on a regular basis, focusing on the statutory authority for these reports.GAO found that: (1) the 11 principal statistical agencies are subject to a variety of laws that authorize statistical activities, prevent the unauthorized disclosure of confidential inf...
Administration of Justice Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-14: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Administration of Justice issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) assess federal progress in implementing major crime control initiatives and enforcement programs; (2) identify ways to improve federal, state, and local enforcement efforts; (3) analyze enforcement budgets and identify opportunities for resource consolidation and cost savings; (4) focus...
Premium Pay for Federal Inspectors at U.S. Ports-of-Entry
GGD-74-91: Published: Feb 14, 1975. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1975.
The U.S. Customs Service, Department of the Treasury; Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice; the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture; and the Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) perform inspectional services at U.S. ports of entry. The premium pay laws and regulations of the four agencies contain differe...