Voluntary compliance (61 - 64 of 64 items)
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 Administration's Fiscal 1986 Budget Request for the Internal Revenue Service
126814: Apr 29, 1985
Testimony was given concerning the tax administration operations and activities which GAO has reviewed for the past several years. GAO found that, while improvements allow the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to make its existing resources more efficient, it needs additional resources to effectively administer the nation's tax system. The IRS workload continues to increase due to: (1) a decline in v...
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...