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The U.S. Postal Service has over 31,000 retail facilities—a network reaching into almost every community in the nation. As demand for some mail products has declined, USPS has been unable to cover its costs as it is required to do—putting it on our High Risk list.
Some criminal groups use a process called trade-based money laundering to launder their illicit money. These schemes can include things like falsely describing goods and services in trade transactions.
Banks are required to report suspicious financial transactions to the Treasury Department.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various aspects of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' (ATF) operations, focusing on ATF compliance in meeting specific legislative restrictions in 18 U.S.C. 926(a) regarding federal firearms licensee data.
GAO reviewed the current systems and processes used for measuring trade between the United States and Canada, focusing on: (1) how these systems are affected by changes in the trade environment; and (2) the United States' and Canada's ability to produce accurate and complete trade data.
GAO reviewed the Customs Service's financial management, focusing on: (1) whether Customs' financial management systems and operations adequately control resources and accurately report financial management information; (2) Customs' efforts to identify duties and fees owed; (3) Customs' efforts to collect...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied the: (1) extent to which legal aliens complied with tax filing requirements; and (2) effectiveness of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) programs aimed at identifying and collecting legal aliens' income taxes.