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What GAO Found Audit Rates. From tax years 2010 to 2019, audit rates of individual income tax returns decreased for all income levels. On average, the audit rate for these returns decreased from 0.9 percent to 0.25 percent.
What GAO Found Starting in March 2020, Congress passed several laws, including the CARES Act, to provide employers with tax relief in response to the economic burden brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What GAO Found The Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) provides counseling (individual, group, couples, and family) through 300 Vet Centers to help eligible veterans, servicemembers, and their families readjust to civilian life or to continued military service....
What GAO Found GAO has evaluated federal efforts to strengthen national preparedness and resilience and identified opportunities for improvement in several key areas: FEMA Efforts to Strengthen National Preparedness.
What GAO Found The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers health care services to about 9 million veterans at its 171 medical centers and more than 1,100 outpatient facilities. VA has long faced challenges addressing its pressing infrastructure demands.
What GAO Found The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) was established 20 years ago to develop a system to defend the U.S. and its allies against ballistic missile attacks. Since then, MDA has made progress developing and testing the Missile Defense System.
What GAO Found U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agents follow a multi-step process when seizing drugs. This process includes collecting seizure data such as the drug type and concealment method in CBP data systems.