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1997 GAO Reports on the IRS

The mission of GAO's Tax Policy and Administration issue area is to provide Congress, the Executive Branch, and the public with timely, accurate, and objective analyses and information to improve our nation's tax system and its administration. This responsibility not only encompasses the government's revenue and tax expenditures, but also the IRS, the federal agency responsible for tax administration.

The reports below are the result of the GAO's internal investigations in the Tax Policy and Administration issue area. We think you will them interesting and fascinating, as they uncover weaknesses, abuses, malfeasance, mismanagement, waste, and corruption at the IRS.

T-GGD-97-186 Sept. 26, 1997
Tax Administration: Taxpayer Rights & Burdens During Audits of Their Tax Returns
T-GGD-97-155 Sept. 23, 1997
Tax Administration: IRS' Use of Enforcement Authorities to Collect Delinquent Taxes
GGD-97-158 Aug. 27, 1997
Tax Administration: Assessment of IRS' Report on Its Fiscal Year 1995 Compliance Initiatives
GGD-97-122 July 01, 1997
Tax Policy & Administration: 1996 Annual Report on GAO's Tax-Related Work
AIMD-97-130 June 19, 1997
Tax Administration: IRS' Fiscal Year 1998 Budget Request
GGD-97-69 May 16, 1997
Earned Income Credit: Claimants' Credit Participation & Income Patterns, Tax Years 1990 Through 1994
GGD-97-101 May 14, 1997
Tax Policy: Puerto Rican Economic Trends
GGD-97-71 May 09, 1997
Internal Revenue Service: IRS Initiatives to Resolve Disputes Over Tax Liabilities
T-GGD-97-105 May 08, 1997
Tax Administration: Earned Income Credit Noncompliance
GGD-97-91 May 05, 1997
Tax Policy: A Profile of the Indian Gaming Industry
OGC-97-39 April 24, 1997
Interim Rules for Health Insurance Portability for Group Health Plans
RCED-97-149 April 23, 1997
Tax Credits: Opportunities to Improve Oversight of the Low-Income Housing Program
GGD-97-62 April 17, 1997
Tax Administration: Factors Affecting Results from Audits of Large Corporations
T-AIMD-97-82 April 15, 1997
IRS Systems Security & Funding: Employee Browsing Not Being Addressed Effectively & Budget Requests for New Systems Development Not Justified
T-GGD-97-79 April 14, 1997
IRS Management: Improvement Needed in High-Risk Areas
T-AIMD-97-76 April 10, 1997
IRS Systems Security: Tax Processing Operations & Data Still at Risk Due to Serious Weaknesses
AIMD-97-49 April 08, 1997
IRS Systems Security: Tax Processing Operations & Data Still at Risk Due to Serious Weaknesses
OSI-97-2 April 01, 1997
Investigators' Guide to Sources of Information
RCED-97-55 March 28, 1997
Tax Credits: Opportunities to Improve Oversight of the Low-Income Housing Program
AIMD-97-66 March 18, 1997
Tax Administration: IRS' Fiscal Year 1997 Spending, 1997 Filing Season, & Fiscal Year 1998 Budget Request
GGD-97-34 March 12, 1997
Tax Policy: Information on the Joint & Several Liability Standard
GGD-97-41 March 06, 1997
Tax Policy: Effects of the Alcohol Fuels Tax Incentives
T-GGD-97-52 March 04, 1997
IRS High-Risk Issues: Modernization of Processes & Systems Necessary to Resolve Problems
AIMD-97-31 Jan. 17, 1997
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Needs to Resolve Certain Issues With Its Integrated Case Processing System
GGD-97-29 Jan. 16, 1997
Tax Systems Modernization: Imaging System's Performance Improving But Still Falls Short of Expectations
GGD-97-24 Jan. 09, 1997
Tax Administration: Lessons Learned From IRS' Initial Experience in Redeploying Employees
T-GGD-97-35 Jan. 01, 1997
Taxpayer Compliance: Analyzing the Nature of the Income Tax Gap
GGD-97-28 Dec. 19, 1996
Tax Expenditures: Information on Employer-Provided Educational Assistance
GGD-97-25 Dec. 18, 1996
IRS' 1996 Tax Filing Season: Performance Goals Generally Met; Efforts to Modernize Had Mixed Results
T-GGD-97-21 Nov. 08, 1996
Tax Administration: Employment Taxes & Small Business
GGD-97-22 Nov. 07, 1996
IRS Business Operations: Issues in Setting Priorities & Managing for Results
GGD-97-16 Oct. 31, 1996
Tax Administration: FedState Efforts Offer Opportunities But Program Needs Improvement
GGD-97-6 Oct. 16, 1996
Tax Administration: Alternative Filing Systems (Summary Only)


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