U.S. Virgin Islands (21 - 30 of 58 items)
Insular Areas Update
GGD-96-184R: Published: Sep 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the fiscal arrangements between the U.S. government and American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. GAO found that: (1) the Internal Revenue Service collected $3.3 billion in taxes from Puerto Rico in fiscal year (FY) 1995; (2) the Bureau of Alc...
Medigap Insurance: Insurers' Compliance with Federal Minimum Loss Ratio Standards, 1988-93
HEHS-95-151: Published: Aug 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed benefit payments by Medigap policies between 1988 and 1994, focusing on trends in Medigap insurers' aggregate loss ratio performance.GAO found that: (1) the Medigap market grew from $7.3 billion to $12.1 billion between 1988 and 1993; (2) Medigap insurers' aggregate loss ratios were stable from 1988 to 1991, but these ratios decreased about 10 perc...
U.S. Insular Areas: Information on Fiscal Relations with the Federal Government
T-GGD-95-71: Published: Jan 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed fiscal arrangements between the U.S. government and five U.S. territories, focusing on: (1) federal taxes and customs duties collected in the territories; (2) current federal program expenditures; (3) the income tax rules that apply to the territories; and (4) territorial residents' participation in federal social programs. GAO noted that: (1) ter...
[Comments on Virgin Islands' Claim for Customs Funds]
B-212463.3: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the discrepancy in duty collection costs for the Virgin Islands for fiscal year (FY) 1982. GAO noted that: (1) the discrepancy arose because two different Customs Service units reported different collection costs for FY 1982; (2) Customs explained that the lower amount referred only to the collection costs for FY 1982 while the higher figure al...
Small Business: SBA Needs to Improve Administrative Practices for Disaster Operations
RCED-92-144: Published: May 7, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined certain administrative practices that the Small Business Administration (SBA) used in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to help home and business owners obtain disaster assistance loans following Hurricane Hugo.GAO found that: (1) in justifying an automatic reduction in per diem, SBA did not document that disaster employees could not obtain lodgin...
U.S. Insular Areas: Applicability of Relevant Provisions of the U.S. Constitution
HRD-91-18: Published: Jun 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the applicability of relevant constitutional provisions to five insular areas, focusing on: (1) congressional representation; (2) the Uniformity Clause; (3) the Commerce Clause; (4) presidential election; (5) trial by jury; (6) the Equal Protection Clause; and (7) voting rights.GAO found that: (1) the insular areas, Puerto Rico, the...
U.S. Customs Service: Unresolved Audit Issues Between Customs and the Virgin Islands
GGD-90-21: Published: Dec 8, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1990.
GAO reviewed unresolved audit issues between the U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Virgin Islands, focusing on: (1) who should receive preclearance collections; (2) whether the Virgin Islands should receive interest on a U.S. Treasury Customs collection account; (3) the Virgin Islands' right to U.S. duties for items entering the United States before reaching the Virgin Islands; (4) $5 million whic...
Food Stamp Program: Sanction Estimates Based on Assumed Error-Rate Thresholds
RCED-88-178FS: Published: Jun 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) management of the Food Stamp Program to determine the effects of raising or lowering the legislated target error-rate threshold that FNS uses to determine whether it should sanction a state for benefit overpayments.GAO found that: (1) FNS sanctioned 44 states in 1986 under the 5-percent error-rate threshold...
Welfare and Taxes: Extending Benefits and Taxes to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa
HRD-87-60: Published: Sep 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the potential effects of fully extending Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, foster care, Child Support Enforcement, and Food Stamp benefits, and federal income taxes, to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.GAO found that: (1) federal costs would increase due to higher...
[Applicability of P.L. 99-177 to IRS Collections for Guam and the Virgin Islands]
B-221498.5: 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 sequestration; (2) even though these payments may be made to fulfill a federal government trust responsibility, this is not a sufficient basis to con...