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1996 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.

GGD-96-154 Sept. 30, 1996
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Authority & Personnel at 13 Agencies
AIMD-96-64 Sept. 30, 1996
Information Technology Investment: Agencies Can Improve Performance, Reduce Costs, & Minimize Risks
GGD-96-172 Sept. 18, 1996
Earned Income Credit: IRS' 1995 Controls Stopped Some Noncompliance, But Not Without Problems
GGD-96-188 Sept. 10, 1996
IRS Operations: Critical Need to Continue Improving Core Business Practices
T-AIMD-96-165 Sept. 10, 1996
Tax Systems Modernization: Actions Underway But Management & Technical Weaknesses Not Yet Corrected
GGD-96-152 Sept. 09, 1996
Internal Revenue Service: Business Operations Need Continued Improvement
GGD-96-175 Sept. 03, 1996
Tax Administration: Income Tax Treatment of Married & Single Individuals
GGD-96-176 Aug. 30, 1996
Tax Administration: IRS Is Improving Its Controls for Ensuring That Taxpayers Are Treated Properly
GGD-96-165 Aug. 28, 1996
Tax Administration: Tax Compliance of Nonwage Earners
AIMD-96-140 Aug. 26, 1996
Tax Systems Modernization: Cyberfile Project Was Poorly Planned & Managed
GGD-96-127 Aug. 15, 1996
Tax Policy: Analysis of Certain Potential Effects of Extending Federal Income Taxation to Puerto Rico
AIMD-96-170 July 29, 1996
Managing IRS: IRS Needs to Continue Improving Operations & Service
AIMD-96-101 July 11, 1996
Financial Audit: Examination of IRS' Fiscal Year 1995 Financial Statements
IAP-96-22 July 01, 1996
Tax Policy & Administration Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
T-GGD-96-130 June 20, 1996
Tax Administration: Issues in Classifying Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors
GGD-96-122BR June 13, 1996
Earned Income Credit: Profile of Tax Year 1994 Credit Recipients
AIMD-96-106 June 07, 1996
Tax Systems Modernization: Actions Underway But IRS Has Not Yet Corrected Management & Technical Weaknesses (Summary only)
GGD-96-109 June 05, 1996
Tax Research: IRS Has Made Progress But Major Challenges Remain
GGD-96-43 May 21, 1996
Tax Policy & Administration: Review of Studies of the Effectiveness of the Research Tax Credit
GGD-96-72 May 13, 1996
Internal Revenue Service: Results of Nonfiler Strategy & Opportunities to Improve Future Efforts
GGD-96-123 May 09, 1996
Tax Systems Modernization: Progress in Achieving IRS' Business Vision
GGD-96-91 April 26, 1996
Tax Administration: Audit Trends & Results for Individual Taxpayers
GGD-96-89 April 26, 1996
Tax Administration: Alternative Strategies to Obtain Compliance Data
T-GGD-96-112 April 25, 1996
Tax Administration: IRS Tax Debt Collection Practices
T-GGD-96-99 March 28, 1996
Tax Administration: IRS' Fiscal Year 1996 & 1997 Budget Issues & the 1996 Filing Season
T-AIMD-96-75 March 26, 1996
Tax Systems Modernization: Management & Technical Weaknesses Must Be Overcome to Achieve Success
GGD-96-70 March 15, 1996
Tax Administration: IRS Can Improve Information Reporting for Original Issue Discount Bonds
AIMD-96-88 March 14, 1996
Status of Tax Systems Modernization, Tax Delinquencies, & the Potential for Return-Free Filing
GGD-96-74 March 11, 1996
Tax Administration: Making IRS' Telephone Systems Easier to Use Should Help Taxpayers
GGD-96-61 March 08, 1996
Tax Policy & Administration: 1995 Annual Report on GAO's Tax-Related Work
T-AIMD-96-56 March 06, 1996
IRS Operations: Significant Challenges in Financial Management & Systems Modernization
GGD-96-73R Jan. 31, 1996
IRS Staffing Trends
GGD-96-53 Jan. 16, 1996
Tax Administration: Diesel Fuel Excise Tax Change
GGD-96-48 Dec. 29, 1995
The 1995 Tax Filing Season: IRS Performance Indicators Provide Incomplete Information About Some Problems
NSIAD-96-74R Dec. 22, 1995
IRSís Use of Information on Taxpayers Claiming Many Allowances or Exemption From Federal Income Tax Withholding
GGD-96-46R Nov. 08, 1995
Tax Exempt Statistics of Income (SOT) Data for Charity Organizations
GGD-96-12 Oct. 31, 1995
Tax Administration: Electronic Filing Falling Short of Expectations
GGD-96-29R Oct. 10, 1995
Tax Exempt Non-Profit Lobbying Statistics
GGD-96-3 Oct. 10, 1995
Tax Administration: IRS Faces Challenges in Reorganizing for Customer Service
GGD-96-21 Oct. 06, 1995
Tax Administration: Information on IRS' Taxpayer Compliance Measurement Program

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