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  • Main Title Tax Administration: Preliminary Information on Selected Foreign Practices That May Provide Useful Insights


  • Author: United States. Government Accountability Office.
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Name: United States. Government Accountability Office.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2011-04-12


  • English


  • Content Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and foreign tax administrators face similar issues regardless of the particular provisions of their laws. These issues include, for example, helping taxpayers prepare and file returns, and assuring tax compliance. GAO was asked to describe (1) how foreign tax administrators have approached issues that are similar to those in the U.S. tax system and (2) whether and how the IRS identifies and adopts tax administration practices used elsewhere. To do this, GAO reviewed documents and interviewed six foreign tax administrators as well as tax experts, tax practitioners, taxpayers, and trade group representatives. GAO also examined documents and met with IRS officials. This preliminary information is based on GAO's ongoing work for the Committee to be completed at a later date."


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Government accountability -- United States.
  • Keyword: tax policy and administration
  • Keyword: tax administration
  • Keyword: testimony


  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Government Accountability Office Reports
    Code: GAORT


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD


  • Rights License: pd

Resource Type

  • Text


  • Text


  • Report No.: GAO-11-540T
  • Accession or Local Control No: 125981
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc294229