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Various public records in the United States, including some generated by the federal government, contain Social Security numbers (SSN) and other personal identifying information that could be used to commit fraud and identity theft.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) maintain the GAO/PCIE Financial Audit Manual (FAM). The FAM provides guidance for performing financial statement audits of federal entities.
The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program Non-Income Tax Revenue System Requirements documents is intended to provide a common set of non-income tax revenue financial information requirements with which each agency's integrated financial management system must be consistent.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state and local public tax disclosure programs, focusing on: (1) which state and local governments are operating programs to publicly disclose the names of taxpayers that are delinquent in paying the income taxes they owe or do not file...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Customs Service's progress in addressing the year 2000 computing problem, focusing on Customs': (1) progress to date; (2) program management; and (3) future challenges.