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General Government: Inland Waterways Fuel Tax

The Internal Revenue Service could better gauge whether vessel operators are complying with the inland waterways fuel tax by obtaining access to proprietary data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Action:

To maximize resources for the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue should consult with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to explore options to obtain proprietary data to enhance IRS's efforts to ensure taxpayer compliance with the inland waterways fuel tax.

Progress:

Pending

Implementing Entity:

Internal Revenue Service
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    • Rebecca Shea
    • Director, Applied Research and Methods
    • SheaR@gao.gov
    • 202-512-2834