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GAO was asked for guidance on the proper treatment of income tax withholding of civilian Navy employees in Guam. The request involved the application of federal income tax statutes, and GAO does not have jurisdiction to render binding decisions in such matters. However, GAO advised that the Navy should remit stateside hires' income tax withholding to the U.S. Treasury and remit local hires' withholding directly to the government of Guam.