Report on Audit of Direct and Indirect Costs for Fiscal Year 2002
Reference Number: 2003-1C-166
This report has cleared the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration disclosure review process and information determined to be restricted from public release has been redacted from this document.
August 13, 2003
MEMORANDUM FOR DAVID A. GRANT
DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
FROM: Daniel R. Devlin /s/ Daniel R. Devlin
Assistant Inspector General for Audit (Headquarters Operations and
Exempt Organizations Programs)
SUBJECT: Report on Audit of Direct and Indirect Costs for Fiscal Year 2002 (Audit #200310002.040)
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) examined the contractor’s Research and Development Company August 1, 2002, certified final indirect cost rate proposal and related books and records for the reimbursement of Fiscal Year 2002 incurred costs. The purpose of the examination was to determine the allowability and allocability of direct and indirect costs, and to recommend contracting officer-determined indirect cost rates for the period February 1, 2001, through January 31, 2002. The proposed rates apply primarily to the contractor’s flexibly priced contracts.
The DCAA stated that the contractor’s indirect rates, subject to a qualification, are acceptable as proposed. Additionally, claimed direct costs, subject to a qualification, are acceptable and provisionally approved pending final acceptance.
The DCAA qualified its audit report because the results of the assist audits for the subcontract costs had not been received. The results of the assist audits are considered essential to the conclusion of this examination.
The information in this report should not be used for purposes other than that intended without prior consultation with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration regarding its applicability.
If you have any questions, please contact me at (202) 622-8500 or John R. Wright, Director, at (202) 927-7077.
The Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration has no objection to the release of this report, at the discretion of the contracting officer, to duly authorized representatives of the contractor.
The contractor information contained in this report is proprietary information. The restrictions of 18 USC 1905 must be followed in releasing any information to the public.
This report may not be released without the approval of this office, except to an agency requesting the report for use in negotiating or administering a contract with the contractor.
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