Tax Policy and Administration:

1986 Annual Report on GAO's Tax-Related Work

GGD-88-13: Published: Dec 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1987.

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GAO submitted its annual report for calendar year 1986 on its work on tax policy and administration matters, which reviewed: (1) open recommendations to Congress; (2) tax-related recommendations to the Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and their responses to those recommendations; (3) a listing of 1986 GAO reports and testimonies on tax matters; (4) tax-related assignments that GAO initiated pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 713; and (5) a GAO Order relating to audit assignments involving access to tax information.

GAO found that: (1) the Treasury, IRS, and the Bureau have taken, or plan to take, action on most of the tax-related recommendations it made during calendar year 1985; and (2) Congress used GAO products on tax matters in overseeing tax operations and considering tax reform.

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