Internal Revenue Service: Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request and Interim Performance Results of IRS's 2008 Tax Filing Season

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ambitious goals to improve enforcement, improve taxpayer service, increase research, and continue investing in systems modernization. The President's 2009 proposed budget is a roadmap for how IRS intends to achieve these goals. IRS's 2008 filing season performance, along with the performance of paid preparers who help taxpayers, is a key indicator of the tax system's impact on taxpayers. GAO was asked to (1) assess how the budget request allocates resources compared to prior years, (2) determine the status of systems ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. March 13, 2008.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ambitious goals to improve enforcement, improve taxpayer service, increase research, and continue investing in systems modernization. The President's 2009 proposed budget is a roadmap for how IRS intends to achieve these goals. IRS's 2008 filing season performance, along with the performance of paid preparers who help taxpayers, is a key indicator of the tax system's impact on taxpayers. GAO was asked to (1) assess how the budget request allocates resources compared to prior years, (2) determine the status of systems modernization efforts, (3) assess filing season performance, and (4) assess IRS's ability to identify paid preparers. GAO compared the budget request to prior years, updated our previous reporting, compared IRS's filing season performance to prior years and goals, and interviewed IRS officials."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Internal Revenue Service: Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request and Interim Performance Results of IRS's 2008 Tax Filing Season, report, March 13, 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298377/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.