IRS Financial Management: Has There Been Any Improvement? : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, September 19, 1996

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Page 26 - This is critical to (1) aid in identifying better interim solutions for reporting revenues and refunds and (2) provide better insights on the longer term system fixes needed to enable IRS to readily and reliably provide the underlying support for its reported revenue and refund amounts.
Page 1 - ... $122 billion for fiscal year 1995) cannot be verified or reconciled to accounting records maintained for individual taxpayers in the aggregate.
Page 61 - The amounts of total revenue and tax refunds cannot be verified or reconciled to accounting records maintained for individual taxpayers.
Page 1 - IRS's financial statements for any of the four fiscal years from 1992 through 1995. The...
Page 52 - We are also working on short-term solutions and long-term redesigns that will modernize our revenue accounting system and ensure that it provides information that is needed for the financial statement audit.
Page 23 - Issues With Revenue IRS' financial statement amounts for revenue, in total and by type of tax, were not derived from its revenue general ledger accounting system (RACS) or its master files of detailed individual taxpayer records. This is because RACS did not contain detailed information by type of tax, such as individual income tax or corporate tax, and the master file cannot summarize the taxpayer information needed to support the amounts identified in RACS. As a result, IRS relied on alternative...
Page 24 - IRS' master files; and $148 billion in corporate income taxes— this amount was $6.6 billion more than what was recorded in IRS' master files. Thus, IRS did not know and we could not determine if the reported amounts were correct. These discrepancies also further reduce our confidence in the accuracy of the amount of total revenues collected.
Page 18 - ... successfully implemented a financial management system for its appropriated funds to account for its day-to-day operations, which should help IRS to correct some of its past transaction processing problems that diminished the accuracy and reliability of its cost information; and successfully transferred its payroll processing to the Department of Agriculture's National Finance Center and, as a result, properly accounted for and reported its $5.1 billion of payroll expenses for fiscal year 1994.
Page 55 - ... has two separate financial processes to track funds: the administrative system that handles our appropriated funds and our revenue system that tracks tax collections.
Page 24 - ... the discrepancy remains uncertain. In addition to the difference in total revenues collected, we also found large discrepancies between information in IRS' master files and the Treasury data used for the various types of taxes reported in IRS

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