Incurred Costs Audit for Fiscal Year 2001
Reference Number: 2003-1C-167
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August 25, 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: Incurred Costs Audit for Fiscal Year 2001 (Audit #200310002.041)
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) examined the contractor’s May 15, 2003, revised certified final indirect cost rate proposal and related books and records for reimbursement of Fiscal Year 2001 incurred costs. The purpose of the examination was to determine the allowability and allocability of direct and indirect costs and establish audit determined indirect costs rates for January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2001. The proposed rates apply primarily to flexibly-priced contracts.
The DCAA examination of the incurred cost rate proposal disclosed questioned costs. The DCAA adjusted the General and Administrative base for the management allocation questioned in the contractor’s overhead and Government overhead pools. The DCAA does not consider these costs to be subject to penalties.
The DCAA stated that the contractor’s proposed indirect rates are acceptable as adjusted by their examination. Additionally, except for potential assist audit subcontract adjustments concerning subcontract costs, the DCAA considers all remaining claimed direct costs to be acceptable and are provisionally approved pending final acceptance.
The DCAA has not received the results of the assist audits of subcontract costs. Therefore, the DCAA qualified its audit report.
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