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Underground Economy--What Can and Should Be Done: The Federal Role
113937: Nov 19, 1980
If people had paid the taxes which the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimated went unreported in 1976, the Federal Government's fiscal year 1977 budget deficit would have been reduced by 58 percent. Certain actions are being taken by IRS to improve its programs to detect and deter noncompliance. Other actions need congressional attention. IRS compliance enforcement programs include collections,...
IRS Efforts To Detect and Pursue Corporate Nonfilers
GGD-80-34: Published: Feb 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1980.
As a follow-on to a review of efforts by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify individual nonfilers, GAO evaluated the IRS corporate nonfilers program at three IRS district offices.Generally, the weaknesses found in IRS investigative policies and procedures for securing delinquent corporate income tax returns are similar to those discussed in the earlier report on individual nonfilers. Ho...
The Underground Economy
110992: Dec 3, 1979
Recommendations are given for help in long-range planning by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other executive branch agencies in solving the "underground economy" problem. It is important that the level of IRS' audit activity should not decline. IRS may need to change its current compliance strategy and reallocate its resources, thereby putting additional compliance resources into the documen...
The Underground Economy
110919: Nov 15, 1979
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimated that during tax year 1976 as much as $135 billion in income went unreported and, as a result, as much as $26 billion in potential tax revenues to the Government went uncollected. These estimates are probably understated because IRS did not include estimates of unreported illegal-source income for many type activities such as arson for profit; smuggling...
110310: Sep 6, 1979
The subterranean economy report of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealed that taxes are not paid on at least $135 billion of income; if people had paid the $26 billion in taxes on this income, the fiscal year 1977 budget deficit would have been reduced by 58 percent, from $45 billion to $19 billion. The Government should take actions to develop a comprehensive compliance strategy. The Treasu...
Who's Not Filing Income Tax Returns? IRS Needs Better Ways To Find Them and Collect Their Taxes
GGD-79-69: Published: Jul 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1979.
Each year many taxpayers do not file tax returns, and as a result, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not able to collect billions legally owed to the United States. The primary means for detecting and investigating nonfilers used by IRS is the Taxpayer Delinquency Investigation Program (TDIP). Its major weaknesses result from criteria for selecting potential nonfilers for investigation, polici...
Use of Jeopardy and Termination Assessments by the Internal Revenue Service
GGD-76-14: Published: Jul 16, 1976. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1976.
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How the District of Columbia Might Better Manage Its Tax Compliance Program
GGD-76-46: Published: Mar 12, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1976.
In the District of Columbia, the Department of Finance and Revenue (DFR) administers the tax laws, and the Tax Compliance and Registration Division informs and assists taxpayers. The District has encouraged voluntary compliance with tax laws by an active program of taxpayer assistance and enforcement: identification of and followup on nonfilers, audit of tax returns, and collection of delinquent t...