Information systems (61 - 67 of 67 items)
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 Administration: Information on IRS' Philadelphia Service Center
GGD-86-25FS: Published: Nov 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated reported problems relating to controls over tax returns, inventory backlogs, improperly discarded or destroyed documents, and refunds at the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Philadelphia Service Center (PSC).GAO found that, although the error resolution inventory at PSC reached several hundred thousand before dropping significantly, it was stil...
Information on IRS Service Centers in Austin, Texas and Fresno, California
GGD-85-89: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
GAO reviewed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) service centers in Austin, Texas and Fresno, California to: (1) analyze all service center functions; (2) identify problems occurring or likely to occur at the centers, their causes, and possible solutions; and (3) evaluate allegations that both centers inappropriately destroyed taxpayer correspondence.GAO found that both centers experienced problems in...
IRS' Information on Revoked Charitable Tax-Exempt Organizations Could Be Improved
GGD-85-36: Published: May 14, 1985. Publicly Released: May 14, 1985.
GAO reviewed information on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) enforcement of tax exemption provisions governing charitable organizations.GAO found that: (1) IRS information systems did not contain compatible information on all the organizations that had their charitable tax exemption revoked; (2) IRS procedures call for updating its internal information sources and notifying the public whenever...
Senate Bill 2198, Taxpayer Compliance Improvement Act of 1982
117850: Mar 22, 1982
GAO discussed the problem of the income tax compliance gap and the need for Senate Bill 2198, the Taxpayer Compliance Improvement Act of 1982. This bill seeks to reduce the shortfall in Federal tax revenues by focusing on noncompliance attributable to some types of unreported income, the most serious IRS compliance problem. IRS must strive to achieve the highest possible degree of voluntary compli...
IRS Can Better Plan for and Control Its ADP Resources
GGD-79-48: Published: Jun 18, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1979.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is one of the largest users of computers in the federal government. The annual processing of millions of tax returns is highly dependent on automatic data processing (ADP). Almost a quarter of IRS total operating costs are ADP expenses. Proper management of the ADP resources of IRS is crucial for assuring that the nation's tax laws are administered in the most ef...
Safeguarding Taxpayer Information: An Evaluation of the Proposed Computerized Tax Administration System
LCD-76-115: Published: Jan 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1977.
The proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) computer system, the Tax Administration System, was examined to determine safeguards for personal taxpayer information. Major threats to a network of this type are from untrustworthy users or from unauthorized access.Although absolute computer security is not practicable, the Tax Administration System will provide a high level of protection through techn...