Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO summarized its work on tax
policy and administration during fiscal year (FY) 1995, including: (1)
actions federal agencies took in response to its recommendations as of
December 31, 1995; (2) recommendations made to Congress before and
during FY 1995 that remain open; and (3) assignments for which it
received authorized access to tax information.
GAO noted that its recommendations addressed specific actions that
Congress and the administration could take to: (1) improve compliance
with tax laws; (2) assist taxpayers; (3) enhance the effectiveness of
tax incentives; (4) improve Internal Revenue Service management; and (5)
improve the processing of returns and receipts.
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