Tax Policy and Administration:

1985 Annual Report on GAO's Tax-Related Work

GGD-86-81: Published: Jun 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1986.

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GAO submitted its annual report for calendar year 1985 on tax policy and administration matters. GAO reviewed: (1) open tax-related recommendations to Congress; (2) tax-related recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) and their responses to those recommendations; (3) a listing of the 1985 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) IRS and SSA 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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