Tax returns (81 - 90 of 143 items)
Tax Administration: Continuing Problems Affect Otherwise Successful 1994 Filing Season
GGD-95-5: Published: Oct 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) performance during the 1994 tax filing season, focusing on: (1) IRS individual income tax returns and refunds processing; and (2) taxpayer accessibility to IRS information.GAO found that: (1) during the 1994 filing season, the number of filed tax returns increased and taxpayers increased their use of alternative...
Tax Administration: IRS Can Better Pursue Noncompliant Sole Proprietors
GGD-94-175: Published: Aug 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) monitoring of income reporting by sole proprietors, focusing on: (1) the extent of noncompliance by type of sole proprietor; (2) IRS actions to correct such noncompliance; and (3) additional steps IRS could take to improve compliance.GAO found that: (1) although they constituted about 13 percent of individual ta...
Tax Administration: Improving Independent Contractor Compliance with Tax Laws
T-GGD-94-194: Published: Aug 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1994.
GAO discussed how health care reform would affect independent contractors' compliance with tax laws. GAO noted that: (1) implementing a health care reform plan that forces employers to pay the majority of their employees' health insurance premiums could lead to many employers reclassifying their employees as independent contractors; (2) a large-scale reclassification of employees could jeopardize...
Tax Administration: Information on IRS' International Tax Compliance Activities
GGD-94-96FS: Published: Jun 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how: (1) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses additional resources allocated to international compliance activities; and (2) IRS measures the effectiveness of its international tax compliance activities.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1990 to 1993, IRS devoted more resources to international tax compliance activities, used its resource...
IRS Automation: Controlling Electronic Filing Fraud and Improper Access to Taxpayer Data
T-AIMD/GGD-94-183: Published: Jul 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1994.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to: (1) control fraud in the electronic filing program; (2) safeguard taxpayer automated files from unauthorized access by IRS employees; and (3) reduce unnecessary risk from its computer systems environment. GAO noted that: (1) although IRS plans to make electronic tax return filing the cornerstone of its future business plans, the system...
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...
Tax Administration: Analysis of IRS' Budget Request for Fiscal Year 1995
GGD-94-129: Published: Apr 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) fiscal year 1995 budget request.GAO found that: (1) IRS will not be able to fully utilize its fiscal year (FY) 1994 appropriation to implement compliance initiatives because it is expected to have significant budget shortfalls due to unfunded locality pay increase and other unfunded labor costs; (2) IRS expects...
Tax Administration: IRS' New Business Vision
T-GGD-94-58: Published: Nov 17, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) plans to change its business operations, focusing on its: (1) new business vision; (2) efforts to increase electronically-filed tax returns; and (3) retention and redeployment of staff. GAO noted that: (1) the new IRS business vision incorporates concepts such as a single IRS contact for taxpayers trying to solve problems, expanded electronic fili...
Tax Administration: Collecting Delinquent Taxes and Communicating With Taxpayers
T-GGD-94-50: Published: Nov 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1993.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) programs, focusing on: (1) IRS actions to increase its collection of delinquent taxes; and (2) taxpayer return filing and communication difficulties. GAO noted that: (1) the government could increase its revenues if IRS effectively and efficiently collected delinquent and currently-not-collectible taxes; (2) between 1992 and 1993, IRS delinquent t...
Tax Administration: Computer Matching Could Identify Overstated Business Deductions
GGD-93-133: Published: Aug 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on small corporations' deduction reporting and the potential benefits the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could achieve if it implemented a reverse matching program.GAO found that: (1) IRS could generate significant tax revenues and derive major benefits if it developed a reverse matching program to identify businesses that underreport i...