Tax Policy and Administration:

1990 Annual Report on GAO's Tax-Related Work

GGD-91-46: Published: Apr 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1991.

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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information regarding its work on tax policy and administration during fiscal year (FY) 1990, including: (1) actions federal agencies took in response to GAO recommendations as of December 31, 1990; (2) recommendations GAO made to Congress before FY 1990 that remain open; (3) assignments where Congress authorized GAO access to tax information; and (4) GAO products on tax matters issued in FY 1990.

GAO noted that its recommendations addressed specific actions that Congress and the administration could take to: (1) improve the accuracy of the Internal Revenue Service's revenue estimates; (2) improve compliance with the nation's tax laws; (3) reduce growth in accounts receivable; (4) simplify the tax system; and (5) enhance tax incentive effectiveness.