Audit of Fiscal Year 1997 Incurred Costs
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October 13, 1999
MEMORANDUM FOR JAMES A. WILLIAMS
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER (PROCUREMENT)
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
FROM: Pamela J. Gardiner /s/ Pamela J. Gardiner
Deputy Inspector General for Audit
SUBJECT: Audit of Fiscal Year 1997 Incurred Costs for TIR-92-0014
In response to your request, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audited the contractor’s certified final indirect cost rate proposal and related books and records for reimbursement of Fiscal Year 1997 incurred costs. DCAA performed sufficient audit tests to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the proposal is free of material misstatement.
In summary, DCAA questioned the treatment of purchased labor, the portion of professional association dues applicable to lobbying activities, and non-allowable costs allocated from the home office. These questioned costs decreased the DCAA recommended indirect cost rate ****10**** percent and decreased the recommended cost of money factor ****10**** percent. The contracting officer will negotiate a final indirect cost rate and the cost of money factor with the contractor. In order to determine the effect on the contract costs, the final negotiated indirect cost rate and the cost of money factor must be applied to the costs billed for Fiscal Year 1997.
The information in this report should not be used for purposes other than that intended without prior consultation with the Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administration regarding its applicability.
If you have any questions, please contact me at (202) 622-6510, or your staff may call Maurice S. Moody, Associate Inspector General for Audit (Headquarters Operations & Exempt Organizations Programs), at (202) 622-8500.
The Office of the 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.
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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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