Tax Policy and Administration:

1988 Annual Report on GAO's Tax-Related Work

GGD-89-106: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.

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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO presented its annual report for calendar year 1988 on its work on tax policy and administration matters, including such information as: (1) summaries of tax-related products issued in 1988; (2) summaries of tax-related products issued before 1988 with open recommendations to Congress; (3) descriptions of legislative actions taken in 1988 in response to GAO recommendations; (4) a list of open recommendations to Congress; (5) a list of recommendations GAO made in 1988 to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and (6) brief descriptions of assignments for which GAO received authorized access to tax data in 1988.

GAO found that: (1) IRS has taken, or planned to take, action on most of the tax-related recommendations GAO made during calendar year 1988; and (2) Congress used GAO products on tax matters in overseeing tax administration operations and considering tax policy issues.

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