GAO SAYS IRS 2003 FINANCIALS ARE GOOD AND BAD: The General Accounting Office said that fiscal 2003 financials from the Internal Revenue Service were “fairly presented in all material aspects.” However, the GAO said that the service “had to rely on resource-intensive compensating processes” to prepare its financial statements due to serious deficiencies in financial systems and internal control weaknesses.

While the GAO said that the IRS in fiscal 2003 continued to make great strides in a number of areas, such as property and equipment inventory records and control of software licenses, it also added that the “lack of a financial management system that can produce timely, accurate and useful information needed for day-to-day decisions continues to be one of the largest obstacles facing IRS management.”

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