Because of serious management and technical weaknesses, GAO has included
the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) tax systems modernization effort on
its list of federal programs at high-risk for waste, fraud, abuse and
mismanagement. Congress limited IRS' ability to spend funds on
information technology until the agency submitted an expenditure plan.
GAO reviewed this plan. This report discusses (1) whether the plan
satisfies the conditions specified in IRS' fiscal year 1998 and 1999
appropriations act, (2) whether the plan is consistent with earlier GAO
recommendations on IRS' systems modernization, and (3) other GAO
observations on the modernization effort.
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