Tax Policy and Administration:

1991 Annual Report on GAO's Tax-Related Work

GGD-92-57: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.

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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information regarding its work on tax policy and administration during fiscal year (FY) 1991, including: (1) actions that federal agencies took in response to GAO recommendations; (2) recommendations that GAO made to Congress before FY 1991 that remain open; (3) assignments under which Congress authorized GAO access to tax information; and (4) GAO products on tax matters issued in FY 1991.

GAO noted that its recommendations addressed specific actions that Congress and federal agencies could take to: (1) improve compliance with tax laws; (2) increase accounts receivable collections; (3) simplify the tax system; (4) improve the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Tax Systems Modernization Program; (5) strengthen IRS and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms management practices; and (6) enhance the effectiveness of tax incentives.