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2003 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.

GAO-03-979 Sept. 15, 2003
Airport & Airway Trust Fund: Financial Outlook Is Positive, but the Trust Fund's Balance Would Be Affected If Taxes Were Suspended.
GAO-03-913R Sept. 15, 2003
Reliability of Information on Taxpayers Claiming Many Withholding Allowances or Exemption from Federal Income Tax Withholding.
GAO-03-1102 Sept. 03, 2003
Tax Administration: Information Is Not Available to Determine Whether $5 Billion in Liberty Zone Tax Benefits Will Be Realized
GAO-03-687R July 23, 2003
Management Report: Improvements Needed in Controls over IRS's Excise Tax Certification Process.
GAO-03-821 July 18, 2003
Taxpayer Information: Increased Sharing and Verifying of Information Could Improve Education's Award Decisions.
GAO-03-962R June 27, 2003
May 20 Oversight Hearing on the Internal Revenue Service-- Questions for the Record.
GAO-03-768 June 27, 2003
Business Systems Modernization: IRS Has Made Significant Progress in Improving Its Management Controls, but Risks Remain.
GAO-03-614 June 16, 2003
Tax Administration: IRS Is Implementing the National Research Program as Planned.
GAO-03-667 May 30, 2003
Tax Administration: Changes to IRS's Schedule K-1 Document Matching Program Burdened Compliant Taxpayers.
GAO-03-44 May 30, 2003
Information Security: Progress Made, but Weaknesses at the Internal Revenue Service Continue to Pose Risks.
GAO-03-665 May 29, 2003
Internal Revenue Service: Status of Recommendations From Financial Audits & Related Financial Management Reports.
GAO-03-796T May 20, 2003
IRS Modernization: Continued Progress Necessary for Improving Service to Taxpayers & Ensuring Compliance.
GAO-03-562R May 20, 2003
Management Report: Improvements Needed in IRS's Internal Controls.
GAO-03-732T May 07, 2003
Compliance & Collections: Challenges for IRS in Reversing Trends & Implementing New Initiatives.
GAO-03-711 May 03, 2003
Tax Administration: Workforce Planning Needs Further Development for IRSís Taxpayer Education & Communication Unit
GAO-03-486 April 11, 2003
Tax Administration: IRS Should Reassess the Level of Resources for Testing Forms & Instructions.
GAO-03-641T April 08, 2003
Internal Revenue Service: Assessment of Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Request & 2003 Filing Season Performance to Date.
GAO-03-610T April 01, 2003
Paid Tax Preparers: Most Taxpayers Believe They Benefit, but Some Are Poorly Served.
GAO-03-608T April 01, 2003
Vehicle Donations: Taxpayer Considerations When Donating Vehicles to Charities.
GAO-03-356 March 06, 2003
Tax Administration: Federal Payment Levy Program Measures, Performance, & Equity Can Be Improved.
GAO-03-394 Feb. 14, 2003
Tax Administration: IRS & TIGTA Should Evaluate Their Processing of Employee Misconduct under Section 1203.
GAO-03-378 Jan. 31, 2003
Tax Administration: IRS Should Continue to Expand Reporting on Its Enforcement Efforts.
GAO-03-362R Jan. 23, 2003
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Federal Unemployment Taxes.
GAO-03-361R Jan. 23, 2003
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Airport & Airway Trust Fund Excise Taxes.
GAO-03-360R Jan. 23, 2003
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes.
GAO-03-318R Jan. 03, 2003
Minimizing Inappropriate Levies in IRS's Federal Payment Levy Program.
GAO-03-314 Dec. 20, 2002
IRS's 2002 Tax Filing Season: Returns & Refunds Processed Smoothly; Quality of Assistance Improved.
GAO-03-39 Dec. 11, 2002
Business Tax Incentives: Incentives to Employ Workers with Disabilities Receive Limited Use & Have an Uncertain Impact.
GAO-03-218 Dec. 10, 2002
IRS Contracting: New Procedure Adds Price or Cost as a Selection Factor for Task Order Awards
GAO-03-223R Dec. 06, 2002
New Markets Tax Credit: Status of Implementation & Issues Related to GAO's Mandated Reports.
GAO-03-2 Dec. 06, 2002
Human Capital: Effective Use of Flexibilities Can Assist Agencies in Managing Their Workforces
GAO-03-143 Nov. 22, 2002
Tax Administration: IRS Needs to Further Refine Its Tax Filing Season Performance Measures.
GAO-03-243 Nov. 15, 2002
Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2002 & 2001 Financial Statements.
GAO-03-50R Oct. 21, 2002
IRS & Terrorist-Related Information Sharing.

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