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IRS Service Center Operations
129212: Mar 4, 1986
GAO discussed its examination of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) tax return processing activities at its 10 service centers and its national office. GAO found that the service centers' activities are running more smoothly than they did a year ago because: (1) the centers have more computer capacity; (2) computer programs are more efficient; (3) communication between the service centers and th...
Tax Policy: Congress Should Further Restrict Use of the Completed Contract Method
GGD-86-34: Published: Jan 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO developed and analyzed data on the extent to which manufacturing and construction contractors use the completed contract method to defer federal taxes to determine whether continued use of the method is justified.Contractors have justified the use of the completed contract method of accounting on the basis that, due to inherent uncertainties in their tra...
U.S. Citizens Living in Foreign Countries and Not Filing Federal Income Tax Returns
126891: May 8, 1985
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the problem of U.S. citizens who live in foreign countries and do not file federal income tax returns. GAO stated that: (1) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been hampered in its effort to quantify the extent of the problem because the Privacy Act precludes IRS from accessing certain nontax information which may be useful; and (2) there is...
The Government of Guam's Administration of Its Income Tax Program
GGD-80-3: Published: Oct 3, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1979.
The Government of Guam is losing millions of dollars because of its continuing problems in assessing and collecting the territorial income tax. Delinquent taxes amounted to over $15 million in 1978, or about 16 percent of total local revenues collected by Guam. The income tax is the major tax in Guam, providing 60 percent of its locally collected tax revenues. These revenues are supplemented by th...