Tax administration (61 - 70 of 96 items)
Tax Gap: Many Actions Taken, But a Cohesive Compliance Strategy Needed
GGD-94-123: Published: May 11, 1994. Publicly Released: May 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) and Congress' efforts to reduce the income tax gap.GAO found that: (1) the annual gross income tax gap has increased despite efforts to reduce it; (2) Congress has subjected more income and deductions to information returns reporting, increased penalties for noncompliance, and given IRS additional funds for spec...
Financial Management: IRS Does Not Adequately Manage Its Operating Funds
AIMD-94-33: Published: Feb 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) management of its $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 1992 appropriated operating funds, focusing on whether IRS: (1) managed and expended operating funds in accordance with the limitations and purposes specified by Congress; and (2) properly reported its expenditures.GAO found that: (1) only the IRS national office and central region use the Automate...
FmHA Forgiven Debts
GGD-94-25R: Published: Nov 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on loans that have been forgiven by the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and other government agencies, focusing on: (1) the tax implications of debt forgiveness; (2) whether forgiven debts are taxable; and (3) the implications of taxing such debts. GAO found that: (1) taxpayers are required to report their forgiven debts as income; (...
Corporate Taxes: Many Benefits and Few Costs to Reporting Net Operating Loss Carryover
GGD-93-131: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on corporate net operating losses (NOL), focusing on: (1) corporate NOL carryovers from past years; (2) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) taxpayer instructions on how to use NOL carryovers; (3) an IRS proposal to modify corporate tax returns to include the reporting of NOL carryover amounts; and (4) IRS enforcement efforts on NOL and net o...
Financial Management: IRS' Self-Assessment of Its Internal Control and Accounting Systems Is Inadequate
AIMD-94-2: Published: Oct 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to identify, report, and correct material weaknesses in its internal control and accounting systems, focusing on: (1) the IRS process for evaluating its internal control and accounting systems; and (2) IRS plans for correcting reported material weaknesses.GAO found that: (1) the IRS fiscal year 1992 as...
Financial Management: First Financial Audits of IRS and Customs Revealed Serious Problems
T-AIMD-93-3: Published: Aug 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1993.
GAO discussed: (1) financial statement audits at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Customs Service; and (2) the need for full implementation of Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act provisions. GAO noted that: (1) IRS and Customs audits have revealed serious financial management problems, such as inaccurate accounts receivable estimates, unreliable property records, and inadequate controls,...
GGD-93-55R: Published: Jul 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reporting of interest payments on an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) form when the same information is reported on annual cumulative bank statements. GAO noted that: (1) the Interest and Dividend Tax Compliance Act of 1983 requires that payors provide payees with information on interest payments on separate, specified forms that contain no other...
Financial Audit: IRS Significantly Overstated Its Accounts Receivable Balance
AFMD-93-42: Published: May 6, 1993. Publicly Released: May 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) accounts receivable, focusing on: (1) the validity of IRS-reported accounts receivable balance as of June 30, 1991, and the potential effect of related accounting improvement efforts; and (2) the IRS methodology for calculating its allowance for doubtful accounts.GAO found that: (1) only about three-fifths of...
Tax Administration: Information Returns Can Improve Reporting of Forgiven Debts
GGD-93-42: Published: Feb 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should require lenders to report taxpayers' forgiven debts, focusing on the potential effects on voluntary compliance if the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) were required to report forgiven debt information to IRS.GAO found that: (1) in 1986, 1 percen...
Tax Administration: Federal Agencies Should Report Service Payments Made to Corporations
GGD-92-130: Published: Sep 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1992.
GAO identified actions that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other federal agencies could take to improve corporate tax compliance.GAO found that: (1) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) random audits of 19,000 small corporations showed a 20-percent decrease in small corporate tax compliance between 1980 and 1987, and that small corporations had paid only 61 percent of their 1987 federal i...