Personal income taxes (61 - 67 of 67 items)
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...
Internal Revenue Service's Efforts Directed at Multiple False Filers
109173: Apr 24, 1979
An investigation was conducted to determine the extent to which people are filing more than one tax return, getting illegal refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and not being caught. In an assessment of the Questionable Refund Program, problems that were noted include the following: single return cases are not prosecuted as frequently as cases of multiple filers who file several returns...
Taxpayer Waiting Time at IRS' Walk-In Service Offices
GGD-79-53: Published: Apr 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1979.
A nationwide survey was conducted of the time it took taxpayers to get help at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) walk-in service offices during the first 8 weeks of the 1979 tax filing season.During this time IRS had more than 2.4 million inquiries at its walk-in facilities and on the average, taxpayers had to wait 9.4 minutes before being assisted. Waiting time can vary, depending on the type of...
Simplification of Tax Form 1040A
GGD-77-26: Published: Feb 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1977.
A series of meetings, attended by GAO staff, the Chief of Staff, and other staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, were held to discuss alternative ways by which Congress could simplify the 1040A individual income tax return form...
How the Internal Revenue Service Selects and Audits Individual Income Tax Returns
100316: Dec 14, 1976
Most tax returns selected at local service centers are chosen because they involve simple, readily identifiable problems usually removable by correspondence, or because they have a special feature such as an illegal deduction. Generally, the problems are identified by a computer. District offices select returns randomly sometimes for special research programs, but generally the returns are selecte...
Audit of Individual Income Tax Returns by the Internal Revenue Service
GGD-76-54: Published: Dec 2, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1976.
An examination of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) procedures shows that discretion is generally used in auditing individual income tax returns, but some improvements are needed in consistency and safeguards for the individual.In most cases, taxpayers are assessed only after examination of supporting records, but some are assessed after failure to respond to notification of audit. There is some inco...