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What GAO Found Executive branch agencies' revenues from dedicated user fees were lower in fiscal year 2020 and in the first half of fiscal year 2021 compared to average annual revenues in fiscal years 2017 through 2019, the 3 fiscal years prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What GAO Found In 2018, U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) retail facilities, such as post offices, generated about $10.5 billion in revenue and cost approximately $5 billion to operate, making them profitable overall.
FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET REQUEST U.S. Government Accountability Office In fiscal year (FY) 2019, GAO’s work yielded a record $214.7 billion in financial benefits, a return of about $338 for every dollar invested in GAO.
The National Park Service (Park Service) in the Department of the Interior (Interior) annually receives hundreds of millions of dollars in donated funds, goods, and services to support its 391 parks and other sites.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on nationwide historic preservation activities, including its analyses of: (1) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) statistics of income data on qualified rehabilitation expenditures in 1982 and 1983; and (2) National Park Service (NPS) statistics...
In response to a congressional request and in compliance with the John F. Kennedy Center Act, GAO reviewed aspects of the Kennedy Center's financial operations for fiscal years (FY) 1979 through 1982 and data for 1983 to assess the Center's ability to meet its operating costs and bond indebtedness.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the tax provisions relating to the rehabilitation of certified historic structures authorized by the Tax Reform Act of 1976 and the Revenue Act of 1978.