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Managing IRS: Actions Needed to Assure Quality Service in the Future
GGD-89-1: Published: Oct 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1988.
GAO evaluated the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) management systems and administrative support functions to determine its effectiveness in: (1) preparing for the future; (2) providing quality service in an effective manner; (3) maintaining workforce quality during a period of rapid change; and (4) ensuring a strong system of clear management accountability for its actions.GAO found that: (1) the...
IRS Service Center Operations
128702: Dec 16, 1985
Testimony was given on the problems the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) 10 service centers experienced during 1985. GAO found that: (1) IRS encountered numerous problems that severely strained taxpayer relations; (2) most of the serious disruptions to service center operations related to the introduction of a new service center computer system and related input systems; (3) IRS has taken, is taki...
Tax Information Safeguard Activity Annual Report
GGD-85-71: Published: Aug 23, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) tax information safeguard activities for the calendar year ended December 31, 1984, to assess: (1) significant changes in safeguard procedures or authorized access to tax return information; (2) any changes or enhancements to physical and computer security measures used to safeguard tax information; and (3) the results of internal inspections condu...
IRS Is Taking Action To Improve the Quality of Its Small Corporation Audits
GGD-85-26: Published: Jun 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits of tax returns filed by small corporations to determine how well IRS agents complied with auditing standards and whether the quality review system was providing an accurate assessment of the quality of those audits.In the audits of 317 small corporation tax returns, GAO found that about one-half of the audit...
Legislative Change Needed To Enable IRS To Assess Taxes Voluntarily Reported by Taxpayers in Bankruptcy
GGD-83-47: Published: Jun 20, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO was asked to examine the effects of bankruptcy laws on tax administration. GAO reviewed the impact that the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act's restriction on tax assessments is having on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and bankrupt taxpayers.GAO believes that the assessment restriction should be amended to allow IRS to assess the taxes that bankrupt taxpayers...
Review of Several Aspects of the Internal Revenue Service's Proposed Computerized Tax Administration System
GGD-77-73: Published: Aug 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1977.
Concern was expressed about the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Administration System's privacy safeguards over the exchange and use of tax information, information and data management features, and potential for and controls over linking with other Government and private computer systems. The IRS management structure's ability to support the system's advanced technology was also questioned.N...