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What GAO Found The budget for the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) declined by about 14 percent from fiscal years 2011 to 2020, when adjusted for inflation. For fiscal year 2020, TAS used most of its resources to assist individual taxpayers, known as case advocacy.
What GAO Found During its audit of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) fiscal years 2020 and 2019 financial statements, GAO identified new information system control deficiencies related to access controls and security management that contributed to IRS’s continuing significant deficiency in its...
What GAO Found In its December 2020 report, GAO identified 59 for-profit college conversions that occurred from January 2011 through August 2020. A for-profit college may convert to nonprofit status for different reasons.
The Government’s Fiscal Condition in 2020 Reflects Response to the Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in catastrophic loss of life and substantial damage to the global economy, stability, and security. This continuing crisis prompted a major federal response.
What GAO Found The 2020 filing season occurred during the global COVID-19 pandemic, introducing challenges that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had to respond to quickly to fulfill its mission-essential functions.