GAO Reports on the IRS
As the investigative arm of Congress and the nation's auditor, the General Accounting Office (GAO) is charged with following the federal dollar wherever it goes. GAO conducts internal investigations of all areas of the government to promote a more efficient and cost-effective government. It exposes fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of federal programs. It helps Congress target budget reductions, assess financial and information management, and alerts Congress to developing trends that may have significant fiscal or budgetary consequences. In fulfilling its responsibilities, GAO performs original research and uses hundreds of databases or creates its own when information is unavailable elsewhere.
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.
UncleFed's Tax*Board wishes to make these reports available for public review and concern. In the reports you will also see the IRS's response to the problems that the GAO has found. Over time you will be able to monitor how well the IRS has actually made improvements to correct these problems and how long it takes them to do so.
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