IRS, Customs funds stay alive
- By Judi Hasson
- Jul 21, 2000
The House on Thursday approved the fiscal 2001 Treasury Department/Postal
Service spending bill that includes money to set U.S. Customs Service modernization in
motion and continue modernizing the Internal Revenue Service.
The $14.4 billion bill makes $140 million available for organizational modernization
at the IRS and provides $282 million to implement the IRS Restructuring
and Reform Act of 1998.
The bill, which goes to the Senate next, also included:
* $105 million to begin Customs' Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
program to replace an antiquated automation system being used for import
* $123 million to keep the aging import system working while ACE is put
* $5.9 million to allow the National Archives and Records Administration
to transfer and begin processing presidential and federal records from the