[Comments on Virgin Islands' Claim for Customs Funds]

B-212463.3: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1994.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the discrepancy in duty collection costs for the Virgin Islands for fiscal year (FY) 1982. GAO noted that: (1) the discrepancy arose because two different Customs Service units reported different collection costs for FY 1982; (2) Customs explained that the lower amount referred only to the collection costs for FY 1982 while the higher figure also included funds that had been remitted to the Virgin Islands; and (3) there was no basis to change its conclusion that the large balance in the Virgin Islands deposit account arose from reporting errors.