The financing of the federal government depends largely on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to collect taxes. To fund IRS's 2012 operations, the President requested $13.3 billion spread over five appropriations, including $6 billion for enforcement, $4.6 billion for operations support, and $2.3 billion for taxpayer services. This report reviewed the FY 2012 budget justification for IRS. The objectives were to: (1) describe IRS's budget and staffing trends for FYs 2008 through 2012; (2) assess IRS's process for identifying potential savings and how it used savings that were greater than projected; (3) describe new enforcement, taxpayer service and other initiatives in the FY 2012 budget justification, including any estimates of return on investment (ROI); (4) assess any legislative proposals in the budget justification and how IRS reports their costs; (5) assess how the budget justification reports on the costs and performance of major IT systems; (6) describe how 2012 PPACA costs are presented in the budget justification; and (7) document IRS's implementation of GAO's budget recommendations from prior years' reports as well as highlight open matters for Congress and recommendations to IRS with potential savings or revenues. Tables. This is a print on demand report.(To see the current status of this recommendation view: http://www.gao.gov/ products/GAO-09-238#recommendations) Indirect financial benefit Enforcement and taxpayer services Tax Gap: IRS Could Do More to Promote Compliance by Third Parties with Miscellaneous ... surveys ask taxpayers the effect of tax software pricing changes and the opportunity to file for free using online tax forms on IRSa#39;s Webanbsp;...
|Title||:||IRS Budget 2012: Extending Systematic Reviews of Spending Could Identify More Savings Over Time|
|Author||:||James R. White|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2011-06-06|