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Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2002 and 2001 Financial Statements
GAO-03-243: Published: Nov 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2002.
Because of the significance of IRS revenue collections to federal receipts and, in turn, to the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government, which GAO is required to audit, and Congress's interest in financial management at IRS, GAO audits IRS's financial statements annually to determine whether (1) the financial statements IRS prepares are reliable, (2) IRS management maintained effe...
IRS's Budget Justification: Options for Structure and Content
GAO-02-711R: Published: Jul 8, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 2002.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) submits an annual congressional justification for the funds and number of staff positions requested. For fiscal year 2002, IRS asked for $9.4 billion and 101,000 full-time-equivalent (FTE) staff positions. Congress expressed concerns about the information in IRS's justification and asserted that other types of information and presentations would better help Congr...
Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2001 and 2000 Financial Statements
GAO-02-414: Published: Feb 27, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2002.
This report presents the results of GAO's audits of the financial statements of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for fiscal years 2001 and 2000. GAO was able to provide unqualified opinions on IRS's fiscal years 2001 and 2000 financial statements because IRS senior management and staff made extraordinary efforts to compensate for serious internal control and systems deficiencies. Despite these e...
Tax Administration: Status of IRS' Efforts to Develop Measures of Voluntary Compliance
GAO-01-535: Published: Jun 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2001.
The U.S. tax system is based on voluntary reporting. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reviews all tax returns after they are filed to ensure compliance with tax laws governing this voluntary system. Despite these efforts, each year billions of dollars in taxes owed are not voluntarily reported and paid, which could result in reduced revenue to fund federal programs, higher tax rates, or both. Th...
Tax Administration: Information on Selected IRS Tax Enforcement and Collection Efforts
GAO-01-589T: Published: Apr 5, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2001.
This testimony discusses (1) the relationship between Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits of taxpayers and other programs IRS uses to ensure that taxpayers' returns are accurate and (2) how IRS is managing the increased workload in two of its programs--offers-in-compromise and innocent spouse claims. IRS audited more than 600,000 taxpayers in fiscal year 2000, either face-to-face or through the...
Financial Audit: IRS' Fiscal Year 2000 Financial Statements
GAO-01-394: Published: Mar 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2001.
The Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) fiscal year 2000 financial statements, including the accompanying notes, present fairly, in all material respects, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, IRS' assets, liabilities, net position, net costs, changes in net position, budgetary resources, reconciliation of net costs to budgetary obligations, and custodial activity, for fis...
Tax Administration: IRS' Efforts to Serve Small Business Taxpayers
T-GGD-00-138: Published: May 23, 2000. Publicly Released: May 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the factors that complicate small businesses' efforts to comply with the tax laws and the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to provide better service to small businesses and self-employed taxpayers.GAO noted that: (1) several factors have complicated the interactions between small businesses and IRS; (2) small businesses are more likely tha...
Tax Administration: IRS Is Working to Improve Its Estimates of Compliance Burden
GGD-00-11: Published: May 22, 2000. Publicly Released: May 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to improve its estimates of taxpayer compliance burden, focusing on: (1) IRS' overall strategy to improve its methodology for estimating compliance burden; (2) what IRS has done to begin implementing its overall strategy and how IRS expects this to improve its methodology; an...
Tax Administration: IRS' Implementation of the Restructuring Act's Taxpayer Protection and Rights Provisions
GGD-00-85: Published: Apr 21, 2000. Publicly Released: May 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the status of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) implementation of the taxpayer protection and rights provisions in title III of its Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998; and (2) determined what, if any, tax administration or other concerns IRS has identified in implementing these provisions.GAO noted that: (1) IRS reported that, as of Janua...
Tax Administration: Tracking Taxpayer Information About IRS Notices Could Reduce Burden
GGD-00-54: Published: Mar 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to track taxpayer information about IRS notices, focusing on: (1) whether IRS tracks information about notices from individual taxpayers who call IRS; and (2) if not, whether such a tracking system could be useful and feasible.GAO noted that: (1) IRS does not track information during telep...