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Information Concerning Tax-Motivated Expatriation
GGD-00-110R: Published: May 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on tax-motivated expatriation, focusing on: (1) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) procedures relevant to the enforcement of tax-motivated expatriate rules related to income, estate, and gift taxes; (2) IRS' procedures for using the private letter ruling process; and (3) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and Department of Sta...
Drug Control: ONDCP's Authority
GGD-94-51R: Published: Nov 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented its views on what it will take to give the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) the tools necessary to effectively develop and oversee the implementation of national drug control policies. GAO found that: (1) ONDCP has statutory authority to carry out its congressionally-mandated objectives regarding the development, implementation, and...
EPA's Penalties May Not Recover Economic Benefits Gained by Violators
T-RCED-91-69: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) penalty policies and practices. GAO found that: (1) despite an EPA commitment to inflict penalties on violators and recent increases in total penalties, penalty amounts showed little relationship to the economic benefit of the violations; (2) the lack of documentation in 65 percent of the cases reviewed made it difficult to determine the ac...
Asset Forfeiture: Opportunities to Improve Program Administration
T-GGD-91-16: Published: Mar 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1991.
GAO discussed management improvements to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the U.S. Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs. GAO noted that: (1) consolidation of the programs within one agency could improve efficiency and save substantial dollars; (2) DOJ and Customs independently operate seized property programs, resulting in duplication of effort because the seized properties are general...
Toward a Realistic Anti-Drug Strategy
138535: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, discusses the United States' lack of a realistic anti-drug strategy. The National Drug Control Strategy's failure to prioritize its objectives for reducing drug supply and demand prevents decisionmaking regarding the allocation of scarce resources, and renders all of the strategies ineffective. The Director of National Drug Contr...
Border Management: Options for Improved Border Control Management
GGD-89-8BR: Published: Nov 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the border control activities and funding of the Coast Guard, Customs Service, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).GAO found that: (1) 12 agencies are responsible for controlling legal and illegal entry into the United States; (2) border control programs are fragmented and duplicative; and (3) border control obligati...
Ethics: The Department of Justice's Ethics Program
GGD-88-112BR: Published: Jul 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Ethics Program to determine whether the program complied with statutory requirements and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations.GAO found that: (1) although the program generally complied with Ethics in Government Act of 1978 requirements, DOJ did not periodically evaluate it or provide training for al...
Defense Procurement Fraud: Justice's Overall Management Can Be Enhanced
GGD-88-96: Published: Jun 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Justice's (DOJ) overall management of its defense procurement fraud investigations.GAO found that DOJ: (1) lacked complete and timely information about case referrals and case status, since investigating agencies and DOJ attorneys frequently failed to report such data to its Fraud and Corruption Tracking (FACT) System; (2) did not...
Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
T-RCED-88-38: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1988.
GAO discussed the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund's Boat Safety Account, from which the Coast Guard administers payments to states to support their recreational boating safety activities. GAO noted that states: (1) received two-thirds of account funds; (2) typically spent $4 for every federal dollar, exceeding the requirements to match federal funds dollar-for-dollar; (3) typically requested all fund...
National Drug Policy Board: Leadership Evolving, Greater Role in Developing Budgets Possible
GGD-88-24: Published: Feb 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the activities of the National Drug Policy Board, focusing on the Board's role in several federal drug law enforcement initiatives.GAO found that the Board: (1) helped ensure coordination among the federal agencies involved in drug law enforcement; (2) established a mechanism for collecting information on drug seizures and resolved conflicts among...