Accession Number : ADA264738


Title :   IRS' Budget Request for Fiscal Year 1992 and Status of the 1991 Tax Return Filing Season


Descriptive Note : Testimony


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264738.pdf


Report Date : 20 Mar 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that $7 billion in 1987 federal taxes were not paid because people did not file required income tax returns. IRS identified over 4 million potential individual nonfilers in 1987, which was the most recent year being investigated when GAO did its review. This number represents a 24-percent increase in the number of potential nonfilers since 1985. The 1987 nonfilers included about 40,000 whose annual income exceeded $100,000; these are high-income nonfilers. The Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs, House Committee on Government Operations, expressed concern about IRS not pursuing high-income nonfilers. He asked GAO to determine whether IRS could investigate more of them and do so more effectively


Descriptors :   *INCOME , *TAXES , *DELINQUENCY , FILES(RECORDS) , DOCUMENTS , FEDERAL BUDGETS , FEDERAL LAW , LAW ENFORCEMENT , PENALTIES


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE