Taxes (61 - 70 of 129 items)
Tax Policy and Administration Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-7(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Tax Policy and Administration issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Tax Administration: Audit Trends and Taxes Assessed on Large Corporations
GGD-96-6: Published: Oct 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1995.
GAO reviewed the results of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to audit the tax returns of about 45,000 large corporations, focusing on: (1) audit trends for fiscal years 1988 through 1994; (2) the portion of taxes recommended by agents that were eventually assessed; and (3) the profiles of audited large corporations compared with those of nonaudited corporations.GAO found that: (1) for...
Tax Administration: Issues Involving Worker Classification
T-GGD-95-224: Published: Aug 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1995.
GAO discussed the classification of workers either as employees or independent contractors for federal tax purposes. GAO noted that: (1) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has maintained an active audit presence despite the high levels of income tax noncompliance involving independent contractors; (2) from 1988 through 1994, IRS completed 11,380 Employment Tax Examination Program audits, resulting...
Tax Administration: IRS' Partnership Compliance Activities Could Be Improved
GGD-95-151: Published: Jun 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) partnership compliance activities, focusing on the: (1) extent of partnership compliance with tax laws; and (2) steps IRS could take to improve partnership compliance.GAO found that: (1) the most current partnership compliance data showed that individual partners owed an additional $2.4 billion in taxes in 1982;...
Reducing the Tax Gap: Results of a GAO-Sponsored Symposium
GGD-95-157: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1995.
GAO presented the results of its symposium on key taxpayer compliance issues.GAO found that: (1) the federal tax system does not ensure uniform compliance among various groups of taxpayers; (2) major modifications in the current tax system would be required to substantially improve taxpayer compliance with tax laws, such as reducing tax law complexity and extending income tax withholding requireme...
Information on Transfer Pricing
GGD-94-206R: Published: Sep 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) resolves transfer pricing tax code issues. GAO noted that: (1) an IRS internal audit report pointed out problems with some international management information systems and IRS is improving them; (2) from fiscal year (FY) 1989 through FY 1993, about 40 to 50 foreign-controlled and U.S.-controlled...
Tax Administration: Compliance Measures and Audits of Large Corporations Need Improvement
GGD-94-70: Published: Sep 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Coordinated Examination Program (CEP) to audit the largest corporations' tax returns, focusing on: (1) whether large corporations pay all the taxes they owe; (2) the amount of additional taxes collected after appeals and litigation; (3) factors that reduce the amounts collected; and (4) the status of ongoing cha...
Social Security: Trust Funds Can Be More Accurately Funded
HEHS-94-48: Published: Sep 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of unreported tax-exempt income on the taxation of social security benefits, focusing on: (1) additional compliance measures that would improve the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) ability to assess and collect social security benefit taxes; and (2) how the Department of the Treasury and IRS determine the amount of revenue owed to social...
Tax Administration: Improving Independent Contractor Compliance with Tax Laws
T-GGD-94-194: Published: Aug 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1994.
GAO discussed how health care reform would affect independent contractors' compliance with tax laws. GAO noted that: (1) implementing a health care reform plan that forces employers to pay the majority of their employees' health insurance premiums could lead to many employers reclassifying their employees as independent contractors; (2) a large-scale reclassification of employees could jeopardize...
International Taxation: IRS' Administration of Tax-Customs Valuation Rules in Tax Code Section 1059A
GGD-94-61: Published: Feb 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) enforcement of section 1059A of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), focusing on: (1) specific cases in which IRS used section 1059A to govern transfer prices; (2) the applicability of section 1059A to certain transactions between U.S. and Mexican affiliates; (3) the impact on U.S. revenues of allowin...