Tax Systems Modernization:

Time Tables for Critical Planning Documents

AIMD-93-81FS: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1993.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the planning and system development products that are necessary for the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) implementation of its Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program.

GAO found that: (1) TSM planning and system development products are categorized as summary documents and technical supporting products; (2) summary documents set IRS strategic goals for tax administration into the next century; (3) senior IRS management and Congress use summary documents to guide and oversee modernization efforts; (4) technical supporting products are detailed plans and tools used by IRS to direct and manage various TSM projects and activities and include an acquisition management plan, a security architecture, and an integrated project schedule; and (5) IRS system development products are at varied stages of development and are updated annually or monthly.

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