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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...
Customs Service: Status of the Implementation of Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations
GGD-96-163: Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's implementation of blue ribbon panel recommendations concerning allegations of corruption and mismanagement by Customs employees.GAO found that Customs: (1) accepted the findings of the panel and took steps to rectify the problems identified by the panel; (2) restructured its Office of Internal Affairs to address issues of...
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...
Money Laundering: A Framework for Understanding U.S. Efforts Overseas
GGD-96-105: Published: May 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 24, 1996.
GAO provided information on U.S. efforts to combat international money laundering, focusing on: (1) U.S. money-laundering controls; (2) how U.S. law enforcement agencies coordinate their anti-money-laundering activities with European officials; and (3) U.S. participation in international money-laundering agreements.GAO noted that: (1) the United States relies on financial institutions to report su...
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...
Managing Customs: Efforts Under Way to Address Management Weaknesses
GGD-95-73: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO provided information on the Customs Service's efforts to address weaknesses that GAO identified in its 1993 High Risk Series report on Customs' management.GAO found that Customs has: (1) revised its planning process to set priorities for trade enforcement; (2) improved controls over the identification and collection of duties, taxes, fees, and penalties; (3) reorganized its debt collection uni...
Financial Audit: Examination of Customs' Fiscal Year 1993 Financial Statements
AIMD-94-119: Published: Jun 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the Customs Service's financial statements for fiscal year (FY) 1993.GAO found that: (1) Customs was unable to resolve all the critical problems that were identified in its FY 1992 financial statement audit; (2) Customs had unreliable financial information, inadequate financial systems and processes, and an ineffective internal control structure;...
Financial Management: Control Weaknesses Limited Customs' Ability to Ensure That Duties Were Properly Assessed
AIMD-94-38: Published: Mar 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's: (1) controls over revenue collected during fiscal year 1992 (FY); and (2) ability to properly assess duties and taxes on foreign goods imported into the United States.GAO found that: (1) Customs' internal controls did not provide reasonable assurance that all goods imported into the United States were properly identifi...
Financial Management: Customs' Accounting for Budgetary Resources Was Inadequate
AIMD-94-23: Published: Dec 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1993.
GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's controls over unliquidated obligations and reimbursable funds from interagency agreements.GAO found that: (1) Customs does not properly account for its receipt of goods and services or classify its obligations; (2) Customs has overstated outstanding obligations by millions of dollars and understated its liabilities, expenses, and assets; (3) Customs' account...
Financial Management: Customs' Accountability for Seized Property and Special Operation Advances Was Weak
AIMD-94-6: Published: Nov 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's accountability over currency, drugs, and property seized pursuant to its law enforcement program, focusing on: (1) financial data used to maintain accountability for this property; and (2) Customs' safeguards for controlling funds advanced to its agents for special law enforcement operations.GAO found that: (1) Customs...