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The United States Treasury Department is entrusted with a broad range of duties and functions. In addition to monetary functions such as budgets, taxes, and currency production and circulation, Treasury also oversees critical functions in enforcement, economic policy development, and international treaty negotiation.

 
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Management Oversight Should Bestrengthened to Improve Administrati...

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: The Treasury Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS) contract consists of contracts to support the Internal Revenue Service?s (IRS) tax system modernization efforts. While TIPSS is assisting the IRS in acquiring information technology services, there is minimum incentive for the contractor to control costs because TIPSS is a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. Therefore, it is imperative that the contract is effectively administered to allow the Serv...

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Review of Contractor Activities on the Year 2000 Project

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: The Century Date Change (CDC) Project Office has secured System Research and Applications (SRA) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) contractors to provide services and products to support the objectives of its Year 2000 conversion efforts. The CDC Project Office has assigned work to each contractor, which is in line with the tasks authorized in the respective contracts. However, we were unable to determine whether the CDC Project ...

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Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Background: Under section 269B(a)(1), if a domestic corporation and a foreign corporation are stapled entities, the foreign corporation will be treated as a domestic corporation for U.S. Federal tax purposes, unless otherwise provided in regulations. A domestic and a foreign corporation are stapled entities if more than 50 percent in value of the beneficial ownership in each corporation consists of stapled interests. Section 269B(c)(2). Interests are stapled if, by reaso...

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Ofac Civil Penalties Enforcement Information

By: United States Department of the Treasury

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Review of Phase 4 Year 2000 Conversion and Testing

By: David H. Newman

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Attached is the final Internal Audit report, which includes an Executive Summary: of the results of the review. Our report addresses the need for better documentation of Year 2000 testing activities and greater consideration of the impact Year 2000 programming changes will have on hardware capacity and system performance. Management?s response was not available for inclusion in the report at the time the final report was issued. We were informed that management ...

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Draft Internal Audit Report- Review of the Service's Year 2000 Non...

By: Helen H. Bolton

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Assessment of Cause. The CDC Project Offices has not developed a comprehensive Non-IT Milestone Plan that represents the Services? corporate efforts to convert Non-IT Equipment And Systems.

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Review of the Services Year 2000 Non-Information Technology Project

By: Scott Begley

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: The Non-Information Technology (Non-IT) environment encompasses equipment types that do not fall under the definition of Information Technology, such as facilities systems and office equipment. Although Year 2000 conversion efforts primarily focus on information systems, there are numerous facility systems and personal property items that could be impacted by the century date change. Systems and equipment that utilize computer software and/or microchip...

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Periodic Report on the National Emergence with Respect to Zimbabwe

By: John W. Snow

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The expenses incurred by the Federal Government in the six-month period from March 7 through September 6, 2003, that are directly attributable to the exercise of powers and authorities conferred by the declaration of a national emergency with respect to Zimbabwe are reported to be mQre than $11,000, most of which represent wage and salary costs for Federal personnel. Personnel costs were largely centered in the Department of the Treasury (particularly in the Off...

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Ofac Civil Penalties Enforcement Information

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

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Employer Identification Numbers and Related Filing Requirements

By: Preston B. Benoit

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Overall the Service has efficient and effective processes for assigning EINs. Taxpayers have a variety of customer-friendly means to obtain EINs and the Service correctly processes Forms SS-4 (Application for Employer Identification Number) to establish accurate filing requirements for new business entities. An automated system for satisfying Form 941 filing requirements could be an additional means to improve customer service for business taxpayers. Such a syst...

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Review of the Service's Process for Reconciling General Ledger Acc...

By: Kevin Riley

Government Reference Publication

Background: The Service?s revenue accounting transactions are captured on the Revenue Accounting Control System (RACS). The RACS is located at each service center and serves as the revenue accounting control General Ledger. The Service Center Accounting Branch is responsible for maintaining the General Ledger and for reconciling the General Ledger accounts to their subsidiary ledgers. This review was originally scheduled as one of eighteen different reviews in the Accoun...

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Review of Taxpayer Requests for Disclosure of Tax Information

By: Daniel R. Cappiello

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: In fiscal year 1997, the Service received over 1.1 million requests for tax return information from the public. Requests are made for photocopies of tax returns or for transcripts of tax return information. Financial institutions and the Federal government generally request tax information for income verification purposes prior to granting loans. Beginning October 1, 1994, the Service offered to provide taxpayers with transcripts of return information ...

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Review of the Integrated Submission and Remittance Processing (Isr...

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: On August 22, 1996, the Service?s Investment Review Board (IRB) approved the initial Business Case to replace the existing Distributed Input System (DIS) and the Remittance Processing System (RPS). The project was later named the Integrated Submission and Remittance Processing (ISRP) system. Replacement of legacy DIS and RPS, the primary data input systems for processing paper submissions, with ISRP is critical. The legacy systems are 13 and 20 years o...

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Follow-Up Review of Parent and Dependent Duplicate Exemption Claims

By: Deborah H. Glover

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The overall objective of this follow-up review was to determine whether agreed to corrective actions were implemented and how their implementation benefited the IRS. The review was conducted in the North Florida District (NFD) DORA function and in the National Office in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. The results included in this follow-up report were primarily based on information contained in the Duplicate SSN Research Report ...

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Final Audit Report the Internal Revenue Service Should Improve Pro...

By: Pamela J. Gardiner

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Management generally agreed with our recommendations. They revised procedures, and submitted several requests for programming changes. However, management stated that several programming changes are not scheduled to be completed before January 2000. Management attributed these delays to Information Systems staff working on Year 2000 issues and required tax law changes. We agree with management?s position that the number of taxpayers potentially affected by the Y...

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Draft Internal Audit Report- Review of the Service's Efforts to Pr...

By: David W. Junkins

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Director, Year 2000 Program and the Assistant Commissioner National Operations in the information Systems organization have reviewed the subject draft intenal Audit report. The management response is allached.

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Review of the Services Efforts to Prepare Its Tier II Infrastructu...

By: Tammy L. Whitcomb

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: One of the most critical issues the Service faces this year and next is the need to make its computer systems Year 2000 (Y2K) compliant. The Service?s ability to successfully meet this enormous challenge will largely be determined by the quality of their program management and executive leadership. The Service is a $1.7 trillion financial services organization dependent on its automated systems to process tax returns, issue refunds, deposit payments, a...

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Evaluation of the Service's Efforts to Implement Year 2000 Complia...

By: Lynn Wofchuck

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: We performed our audit to evaluate the Service?s efforts to implement Y2K compliance for externally traded data files with ETPs. The review was part of Internal Audit?s coordinated reviews of the Service?s Year 2000 efforts. We conducted the audit in an online environment in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. As the audit progressed, we immediately brought issues to management?s attention. Management was responsive to our recommend...

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Duplicate Form 941 Return Filings

By: Lynn Wofchuck

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: This review was conducted as part of Internal Audit?s Fiscal Year 1997 Business Taxpayer Audit Strategy. Under the strategy, Internal Audit initiated a series of national reviews which were designed to identify opportunities to improve customer service and reduce burden for the business taxpayer. This review focused on those business taxpayer accounts where more than one Form 941, Employer?s Quarterly Federal Tax Return, was processed which resulted in...

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Evaluation of the Service's Efforts to Acquire a New Ffrdc

By: Nancy Lamanna

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: The Service has undertaken a complete redesign and modernization of its computer-based information processing system. To assist with the modernization efforts, the Service is soliciting a PRIME contractor and another Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) contractor to manage the overall modernization efforts. By establishing a FFRDC, the Service can obtain technical assistance without any organizational conflicts of interest, real or apparent.

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