Delinquent taxes (21 - 30 of 55 items)
Tax Policy and Administration Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-7(1): Published: Feb 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Tax Policy and Administration issue area as of February 2, 1998...
Tax Administration: IRS' Use of Enforcement Authorities to Collect Delinquent Taxes
T-GGD-97-155: Published: Sep 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1997.
GAO discussed: (1) the availability of information on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) use of its enforcement authorities to collect delinquent taxes; and (2) whether information existed that could be used to determine whether collection enforcement authorities were properly used.GAO found that: (1) while IRS has some limited data about its use, and misuse, of collection enforcement authoritie...
Tax Policy and Administration: 1996 Annual Report on GAO's Tax-Related Work
GGD-97-122: Published: Jul 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1997.
GAO summarized the studies it issued during fiscal year 1996 to Congress and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the statements it made before Congress and the National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service.GAO noted that it published 50 reports in 6 broad areas: (1) IRS management and budget; (2) individual and business tax issues; (3) customer service; (4) submission proces...
Tax Administration: Tax Compliance of Nonwage Earners
GGD-96-165: Published: Aug 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed tax administration issues related to the growth of nonwage income, focusing on the: (1) primary sources of such income; (2) impact of nonwage income tax delinquencies on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) accounts receivable; and (3) potential options for improving the timely payment of taxes on nonwage income.GAO found that: (1) from 1970 to 199...
IRS Tax Collection Reengineering
GGD-96-161R: Published: Sep 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to reengineer its delinquent tax collection process and its enforcement action program. GAO noted that: (1) in November 1995, IRS decided to suspend its reengineering efforts due to fiscal year 1996 budgetary constraints; (2) an independent consultant's report identified several reasons wh...
Internal Revenue Service: Results of Nonfiler Strategy and Opportunities to Improve Future Efforts
GGD-96-72: Published: May 13, 1996. Publicly Released: May 13, 1996.
GAO reviewed the results of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Nonfiler Strategy and opportunities to improve any similar future efforts.GAO found that: (1) IRS actions to achieve its Nonfiler Strategy's goals included deploying examination staff to work on nonfiler cases, increasing other IRS functions' emphasis on nonfiler activities, eliminating old cases from inventory, establishing cooperat...
Tax Administration: IRS Tax Debt Collection Practices
T-GGD-96-112: Published: Apr 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1996.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) tax debt collection practices. GAO noted that: (1) each year, billions of dollars in taxes remain unpaid; (2) impediments to improving tax debt collection include the lack of accurate and reliable accounts receivable data and effective collection tools and programs, a backlogged receivables inventory, outdated collection processes, and antiquated...
Information on Tax Liens Imposed by IRS
GGD-95-87R: Published: Mar 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) tax liens. GAO noted that: (1) although IRS does not investigate individual taxpayer complaints, taxpayers can contact the IRS Ombudsman who administers the IRS Problem Resolution Program; (2) the Ombudsman can give the taxpayer relief through administrative injunctions in hardship cases; (3) alth...
Tax Policy and Administration: 1994 Annual Report on GAO's Tax-Related Work
GGD-95-66: Published: Feb 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO summarized its work on tax policy and administration issues during fiscal year (FY) 1994, including: (1) actions federal agencies took in response to its recommendations as of December 31, 1994; (2) recommendations made to Congress before and during FY 1994 that remain open; and (3) assignments for which GAO received authorized access to tax information.G...
Tax Administration: Tax Compliance Initiatives and Delinquent Taxes
T-GGD-95-74: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) compliance initiatives and progress in collecting tax debts. GAO noted that: (1) IRS estimated that taxpayers failed to pay $127 billion in income taxes in 1992, but the tax-gap estimate did not include other delinquent taxes; (2) IRS audited less than 1 percent of fiscal year (FY) 1993 income tax returns and pursued less than 37 percent of the id...