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Recent Developments in the Withholding Tax System
PAD-80-41: Published: Feb 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1980.
GAO was asked to update its 1977 report "Inequities in the Federal Withholding Tax System." Statistics on withholding that have become available since that report was prepared were collected, a recent Internal Revwnue Service (IRS) publication on the system was reviewed, and Treasury officials were interviewed.The current review of the withholding system indicates that the Department of 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...
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...
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...