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Management Report: Improvements Needed in IRS's Internal Controls
GAO-03-562R: Published: May 20, 2003. Publicly Released: May 21, 2003.
In November 2002, we issued our report on the results of our audit of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2002 and 2001, and on the effectiveness of its internal controls as of September 30, 2002. We also reported our conclusions on IRS's compliance with significant provisions of selected laws and regulations and on whether...
Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2002 and 2001 Financial Statements
GAO-03-243: Published: Nov 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2002.
Because of the significance of IRS revenue collections to federal receipts and, in turn, to the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government, which GAO is required to audit, and Congress's interest in financial management at IRS, GAO audits IRS's financial statements annually to determine whether (1) the financial statements IRS prepares are reliable, (2) IRS management maintained effe...
Political Organizations: Data Disclosure and IRS's Oversight of Organizations Should Be Improved
GAO-02-444: Published: Jul 17, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2002.
Tax-exempt organizations seeking to influence political elections--called Section 527 organizations--are estimated to spend millions of dollars annually in federal elections. These organizations use unregulated "soft money" for issue advocacy, such as sponsoring an advertisement that supports or opposes a candidate's position on an issue. Although all states require these groups to publicly releas...
IRS's Budget Justification: Options for Structure and Content
GAO-02-711R: Published: Jul 8, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 2002.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) submits an annual congressional justification for the funds and number of staff positions requested. For fiscal year 2002, IRS asked for $9.4 billion and 101,000 full-time-equivalent (FTE) staff positions. Congress expressed concerns about the information in IRS's justification and asserted that other types of information and presentations would better help Congr...
Management Report: Improvements Needed in IRS's Accounting Procedures and Internal Controls
GAO-02-746R: Published: Jul 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2002.
During fiscal year 2001, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had a number of internal control issues that affected financial reporting, including safeguarding of assets. These concern policies and procedures over (1) receipt of taxpayer payments, (2) courier services that transport taxpayer data, (3) employee fingerprint records, (4) issuance of manual refunds, (5) release of tax liens, (6) recordi...
Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2001 and 2000 Financial Statements
GAO-02-414: Published: Feb 27, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2002.
This report presents the results of GAO's audits of the financial statements of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for fiscal years 2001 and 2000. GAO was able to provide unqualified opinions on IRS's fiscal years 2001 and 2000 financial statements because IRS senior management and staff made extraordinary efforts to compensate for serious internal control and systems deficiencies. Despite these e...
Internal Revenue Service: Progress Made, but Further Actions Needed to Improve Financial Management
GAO-02-35: Published: Oct 19, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 2001.
This is a follow-on to GAO's report on its audit of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) fiscal year 2000 financial statements. Many of the issues raised in this report have persisted for years. IRS believes that the solution to many of these issues may lie in systems modernization. IRS plans to implement a new financial system that includes a cost accounting module as well as integrated administr...
FASAB: Amending SFFAS 7, Elimination of Certain Disclosures Related to Tax Revenue Transactions by the Internal Revenue Service, Customs, and Others
A02377: Sep 1, 2001
GAO provided information on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board's statement of federal financial accounting standards (SFFAS). The statement presents amendments to SFFAS No. 7 and provides provisions that apply to entities collecting taxes on behalf on the federal government...
Management Letter: Improvements Needed in IRS' Accounting Procedures and Internal Controls
GAO-01-880R: Published: Jul 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2001.
In March 2001, GAO issued a report (GAO-01-394) on the results of its audit of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) financial statements and on the effectiveness of its internal controls for fiscal year 2000. This report reviews additional matters identified during GAO's fiscal year 2000 audit regarding accounting procedures and internal controls that could be improved. GAO found that IRS had imma...
Tax Administration: Status of IRS' Efforts to Develop Measures of Voluntary Compliance
GAO-01-535: Published: Jun 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2001.
The U.S. tax system is based on voluntary reporting. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reviews all tax returns after they are filed to ensure compliance with tax laws governing this voluntary system. Despite these efforts, each year billions of dollars in taxes owed are not voluntarily reported and paid, which could result in reduced revenue to fund federal programs, higher tax rates, or both. Th...