U.S. Virgin Islands (31 - 40 of 58 items)
[Applicability of P.L. 99-177 to IRS Collections for the Virgin Islands and Guam]
B-221498.6: Published: Feb 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1986.
GAO reviewed the applicability of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collections for Guam and the Virgin Islands. GAO found that: (1) there is no authority under the act to exempt the accounts from being sequestrated; (2) even though these payments may be made to fulfill a federal government trust responsibility, this is not a sufficient basis t...
Issues Affecting U.S. Territory and Insular Policy
NSIAD-85-44: Published: Feb 7, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information and views on the current state of affairs in federal-territorial relations in terms of federal policies, laws, programs, and organization.GAO found the issues involving federal-territorial relations, such as appropriate levels of representation, treatment under federal laws and programs, and economic and social development strategies, a...
Planning a New Postal Facility in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, U.S. Postal Service
B-171594: Published: Aug 16, 1971. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
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U.S. Customs Service's Collection of Duties on Imports to the Virgin Islands
GGD-84-26: Published: Oct 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) the legality of reimbursing the U.S. Customs Service for costs it incurred in assisting officials of the Virgin Islands to collect customs duties on imports; and (2) whether duty proceeds are sufficient to cover collection costs.GAO found that, under existing law, collection costs should be deducted from proceeds from Virgin Islands custo...
Health Care Needs of Veterans in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Should Be Assessed
HRD-78-84: Published: Mar 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1982.
The Veterans Administration's (VA's) furnishing of hospital care and medical treatment for nonservice-connected disabilities under contracts with private facilities and arrangements with private physicians in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands was reviewed. The review was directed toward: the use made of the VA's authority to provide medical treatment and hospital care for nonservice-connected dis...
Reasons for High Food Prices in the U.S. Virgin Islands
CED-82-93: Published: May 28, 1982. Publicly Released: May 28, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO held discussions with, and obtained documentary information from, officials of a number of different sources to determine why food prices in the Virgin Islands are so high.Nearly all products consumed, processed, and sold in the Virgin Islands must be procured from off-island areas. The majority of island freight is transported by ship via Puerto Rico wh...
The Federal Crime Insurance Program: An Overview
CED-82-68: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Crime Insurance Program. Under the program, insurance for burglary, robbery, theft, and similar crimes is available to residential and commercial property owners in States where crime insurance is not available through the private market or statewide programs or where it is prohibitively expensive. Legislative authorization to enter...
The Federal Audit Function in the Territories Should Be Strengthened
AFMD-82-23: Published: Mar 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1982.
The principal U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands have had long-standing problems in their financial management systems. The Department of the Interior's U.S. Government Comptrollers are presently responsible for auditing all significant aspects of governmental operations and federal programs in...
High Food Prices in the Virgin Islands
CED-82-23: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
GAO was asked to determine actual food price differences between the Virgin Islands and other locations such as Washington, D.C.; southwest Florida; and Puerto Rico. GAO was also asked to determine whether any such differences have increased or decreased in recent years. GAO obtained and analyzed food price data from three different sources: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Department of...
Organization and Functions of the U. S. Government Comptrollers
117084: Dec 4, 1981
Although the audit functions presently performed by the Comptrollers of American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and Guam, including the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands should continue, they need to be strengthened. Major deficiencies still exist in territorial financial management systems. However, a strengthened Federal audit presence alone is not enough to improve the economy and efficiency o...