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Tax Administration: Many Taxpayers Rely on Tax Software and IRS Needs to Assess Associated Risks

Categories: Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09297.pdf

Taxpayers used commercial software to prepare over 39 million tax returns in 2007. This report looks at how pricing of tax software influences use, the extent to which the Internal Revenue Service exercises oversight of the software industry, and the risks to tax administration from using tax software. From the Government Accountability Office

Annual Energy Outlook 2009: With Projections to 2030

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/aeo/pdf/0383(2009).pdf

Presents long-term projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2030. Includes sections on legislation and regulations, issues in focus, such as hybrid plug-in electric vehicles and prospects for oil shale production, and market trends. From the Energy Information Administration

A Review of CBO’s Activities in 2008 Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/100xx/doc10058/03-31-UMRA.pdf

The report covers public laws enacted and legislation considered by Congress in 2008 that would impose federal mandates on state, local, or tribal governments or on the private sector. From the Congressional Budget Office.

Jail Inmates at Midyear 2008: Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/jim08st.htm

Presents data on number of jails and jail inmates on June 30, 2008 and analyzes patterns of growth from 2000 through 2008. Also provides demographic characteristics of jail inmates. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Prison Inmates at Midyear 2008: Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/pim08st.htm

Data on prisoners held by federal and state authorities on June 30, 2008 with comparisons to year end populations from 2000 to 2007. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

2009 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.ustr.gov/Document_Library/Reports_Publications/2009/2009_National_Trade_Estimate_Report_on_Foreign_Trade_Barriers/Section_Index.html

Latest in an annual series that describes significant foreign trade barriers to U.S. exports by country. Also covers barriers to foreign direct investment by U.S. persons and protection of intellectual property rights. Covers ten different categories of foreign trade barriers. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Getting Through Tough Economic Times

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.samhsa.gov/economy/

Provides practical advice on how to deal with the effects financial difficulties can have on your physical and mental health. Covers health risks, warning signs, managing stress, getting help, suicide warning signs, and other steps you can take. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

New High School Cohort Reports … Include Graduation, Completion and Dropout Data

Categories: Education,Headlines,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/NewHome/pressreleases/2009/mar31.pdf

Press release with links at bottom to detailed data tables. Offers State, division and school level tables on educational outcomes for students who entered ninth-grade for the first time in 2004 and were scheduled to graduate in 2008. The state-wide 2008 On-Time Graduation Rate was 82.1 percent. 8.7% dropped out. Others were on medical or family leave, expelled, or had an unknown status. Data includes categories by gender, race/ethnicity, and disability. From the Virginia Department of Education.

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