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International Finance: Actions Taken to Reform Financial Sectors in Asian Emerging Markets
GGD-99-157: Published: Sep 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the efforts to improve the financial sectors of the emerging market countries of Indonesia, South Korea, and Thailand, focusing on: (1) the nature of weaknesses in the countries' financial sectors; (2) the extent to which the countries have achieved reforms in their financial systems; (3) the extent to which the countries have implemented internati...
Budgeting for Emergencies: State Practices and Federal Implications
AIMD-99-250: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state experiences with reserve funds for emergencies or other unpredictable funding needs and state practices that could be instructive in the emergency spending debate, particularly regarding how the federal government might budget for emergencies with surplus funds.GAO noted that: (1) most states prepare for future budget uncertain...
Taxpayer Confidentiality: Federal, State, and Local Agencies Receiving Taxpayer Information
GGD-99-164: Published: Aug 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the disclosure practices and safeguards employed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other federal, state, and local agencies to protect taxpayer information, focusing on: (1) which federal, state, and local agencies receive taxpayer information from IRS; (2) what type of information they receive; (3) how the taxpayer information is being use...
Financial Audit: 1998 Financial Report of the United States Government
AIMD-99-130: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the annual audited financial statements for 24 major departments and agencies of the U.S. government.GAO noted that: (1) significant financial systems weaknesses, problems with fundamental recordkeeping and financial reporting, incomplete documentation, and weak internal controls, including computer controls, continue to prevent the government fr...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Agency for International Development
OCG-99-16: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Agency for International Development (AID).GAO noted that: (1) AID's effort to develop and implement its New Management System (NMS), which is meant to consolidate primary information systems into a single integrated network, has not been fully successful;...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of the Treasury
OCG-99-14: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of the Treasury.GAO noted that: (1) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) faces formidable challenges as it attempts to fulfill its mission while addressing major organizational, management, and performance issues; (2) these issues include the need...
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...
Tax Administration: Potential Impact of Alternative Taxes on Taxpayers and Administrators
GGD-98-37: Published: Jan 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1998.
GAO reviewed alternative tax systems, focusing on: (1) the major differences in design among the tax alternatives; and (2) how the alternatives, by incorporating different design features, may affect the taxpayers' burden of complying with the tax laws and the government's responsibilities for administering those laws.GAO noted that: (1) the alternative tax systems that GAO studied differ in their...
Financial Audit: Reconciliation of Fund Balances with Treasury
AIMD-97-104R: Published: Jun 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1997.
GAO provided: (1) information on key Treasury and agency processes and procedures for reconciliations of fund balances with Treasury accounts and alert Inspectors General (IG) to GAO concerns and certain issues related to these reconciliations that have emerged in GAO's work to date; and (2) guidance and suggested audit procedures for fund balances with Treasury accounts to assist IGs in developin...