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Capitol Preservation Fund: Audit of Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 Transactions
GAO-15-586R: Published: Jun 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2015.
GAO found that the policies and procedures for the Capital Preservation Commission's (Commission) operations and oversight and the Library of Congress's (Library) operations and reporting were sufficiently documented and adequately designed and consistent with applicable federal internal control standards to help ensure that the Capital Preservation Fund's (Fund) receipts, disbursements, and inves...
Senate Preservation Fund: Audit of Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 Transactions
GAO-15-587R: Published: Jun 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2015.
GAO found that the policies and procedures for the Senate Commission on Art’s (Commission) operations and oversight and the Library of Congress’s (Library) operations and reporting were sufficiently documented and adequately designed and consistent with applicable federal internal control standards to help ensure that the Senate Preservation Fund’s (Fund) receipts, disbursements, and investm...
Management Report: Improvements Are Needed to Enhance the Internal Revenue Service's Internal Control over Financial Reporting
GAO-15-480R: Published: May 29, 2015. Publicly Released: May 29, 2015.
During GAO's audit of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) fiscal years 2014 and 2013 financial statements, it identified the following new internal control deficiencies in the following areas that contributed to IRS's continuing material weakness in internal control over unpaid tax assessments as of September 30, 2014:Corrective action plan for addressing system deficiencies involving unpaid tax...
Electricity Generation Projects: Additional Data Could Improve Understanding of the Effectiveness of Tax Expenditures
GAO-15-302: Published: Apr 28, 2015. Publicly Released: May 28, 2015.
Key state supports, in the form of state policies, aided the development of utility-scale electricity generation projects—particularly renewable ones—in most states, for fiscal years 2004 through 2013. For example, most states have a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) mandating that retail service providers obtain a specific amount of the electricity they sell from renewable energy sources, wh...
Community Development Capital Initiative: Status of the Program Investments and Participants
GAO-15-542: Published: May 5, 2015. Publicly Released: May 5, 2015.
As of March 31, 2015, 64 of the 84 participating banks and credit unions remained in the Community Development Capital Initiative (CDCI), and 80 percent of the Department of the Treasury's (Treasury) $570 million total investment remained outstanding. Treasury's most recent estimated lifetime cost of the program—the present value of all program outflows and inflows—was $100 million, an amount...
Management Report: Areas for Improvement in the Federal Reserve Banks' Information Systems Controls
GAO-15-413R: Published: Apr 6, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2015.
During GAO's audit of the Schedules of Federal Debt Managed by the Department of the Treasury's (Treasury) Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2014, and 2013, GAO identified and communicated to the Federal Reserve Banks' (FRB) management certain new deficiencies in information systems controls over key financial systems maintained and operated by...
Private Health Insurance: Early Evidence Finds Premium Tax Credit Likely Contributed to Expanded Coverage, but Some Lack Access to Affordable Plans
GAO-15-312: Published: Mar 23, 2015. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2015.
Early evidence suggests that the advance premium tax credit (APTC)—the refundable tax credit that can be paid on an advance basis—likely contributed to an expansion of health insurance coverage in 2014 because it significantly reduced the cost of exchange plans' premiums for those eligible. Although there are limitations to measuring the effects of the APTC using currently available data, surv...
Financial Company Bankruptcies: Information on Legislative Proposals and International Coordination
GAO-15-299: Published: Mar 19, 2015. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2015.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Code (Code) chapters dealing with the liquidation or reorganization of a financial company have not been changed since GAO last reported on financial company bankruptcies in July 2013. However, bills introduced in the previous Congress would, if re-introduced and passed, make broad changes to the Code relevant to financial company bankruptcies. The Financial Institution Bankrup...
Information Security: IRS Needs to Continue Improving Controls over Financial and Taxpayer Data
GAO-15-337: Published: Mar 19, 2015. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2015.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made progress in implementing information security controls; however, weaknesses limit their effectiveness in protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of financial and sensitive taxpayer data. During fiscal year 2014, IRS continued to devote attention to securing its information systems that process sensitive taxpayer and financial information....
Improper Payments: Government-Wide Estimates and Use of Death Data to Help Prevent Payments to Deceased Individuals
GAO-15-482T: Published: Mar 16, 2015. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2015.
Government-wide, improper payment estimates totaled $124.7 billion in fiscal year 2014, a significant increase of approximately $19 billion from the prior year's estimate of $105.8 billion. The estimated improper payments for fiscal year 2014 were attributable to 124 programs spread among 22 agencies. The reported government-wide error rate was 4.5 percent of program outlays in fiscal year 2014 co...