Report on Audit of Compliance With Cost Accounting Standard 418, Allocation of Direct and Indirect Costs
Reference Number: 2004-1C-091
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April 15, 2004
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 Compliance With Cost Accounting Standard 418, Allocation of Direct and Indirect Costs (Audit #20041C0225)
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) performed an examination regarding the contractor’s compliance with the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). The purpose of the examination was to determine whether the contractor had complied with the requirements of CAS 418, Allocation of Direct and Indirect Costs, and any applicable FAR Part 31 requirements during the period of January 1, 2004, through March 22, 2004. By performing Federal Government contracts covered by Government regulations, the contractor asserts that its accounting practices comply with the requirements of the CAS.
The DCAA indicated that the contractor converted to a PeopleSoft-based accounting system in January 2004. The DCAA is not aware of any inadequacies concerning this new system’s accumulating, reporting, and billing of costs on Federal Government contracts. According to the DCAA, the contractor had complied, in all material respects, with the requirements of CAS 418 during the period of January 1, 2004, through March 22, 2004.
The information in this report should not be used for purposes other than those intended without prior consultation with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration regarding their applicability.
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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 U.S.C. § 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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