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					          Dissemination of Statistical
                           Products:
                          The IRS’s Journey


                    Martha Eller Gangi
U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Statistics of Income Division
                       ~May 13, 2008~
Outline of Presentation:

Taxonomy of the U.S. Statistical System, IRS
 and SOI
SOI Mission and History
Print and Web Dissemination
Current and Future Initiatives
Challenges Along the Journey
Conclusion and Contact Information
U.S. Statistical System:
U.S. Statistical System, Continued:
U.S. Statistical System, Continued:
U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
Statistics of Income Division (SOI):
Statistical Data Section,
SOI’s Dissemination Team:
4 Visual Design Specialists, including
 Webmaster
1 Writer/Editor
1 Publishing Coordinator
Statistical Information Services (SIS):

A team of 4 economists and statisticians who
 are available to answer questions from all SOI
 customers, including media and the public.
Receives and answers phone calls, faxes and e-
 mail requests, as well as requests via Tax Stats
 and IRS On-Line Help Desk.
Responds to about 2,000 customer requests per
 calendar year.
SOI Mission and History:

The Revenue Act of 1916 requires the
 Secretary of the U.S. Treasury to publish
 statistics on the operations of the tax system, at
 least annually.
SOI satisfies this mandate by collecting,
 processing, analyzing and disseminating data
 and information on federal taxation.
First print report published in 1918.
Dissemination via SOI Bulletin, 1981:
Dissemination via SOI Bulletin, Today:

                      Total Distribution = 800-900 Print
                      Copies:

                      • About 275 copies to SOI
                      • About 280 on intra-agency
                        distribution list
                      • About 300 to Government
                        Printing Office for libraries
                        and sales
                      • About 15 to Library of Congress
Other SOI Publications:
IRS Data Book
   The IRS annual report
IRS Research Bulletin
   Compilation of papers given at the annual IRS
    Research Conference
SOI Paper Series
   Research presented at professional conferences
SOI Individual Income Tax Returns
SOI Corporation Income Tax Returns
SOI Corporation Source Book
Tax Stats Web Site, www.irs.gov/taxstats:
Tax Stats Web Site, Continued:

Today, offers more than 7,600 publications,
 statistical files and tables.
Site averages between 300,000 and 400,000
 downloads per month.
Nearly 12,000 subscribers to email dispatch
 system.
Current and Future Initiatives:
 Introduced SOI Paper Series.
 Continue to encourage short articles on current topics.
 Introduce information-layering project.
 Continue to work toward full compliance with
  accessibility standards.
 Implement “dynamic tables” application.
 Create web pages for children, students and teachers.
 Expand availability of metadata and use of
  hyperlinks.
Information-
Layering
Project:
    Background
     and links

       Data
    highlights




      Simple
    graphs and
      charts
Links to Microsoft Excel
Versions of Tables:

                    Link
Challenges Along the Journey:

Change of mindset
Shift to new practices and dissemination
 processes
Restrictions on web utilization by parent site,
 irs.gov
Making accessibility integral to work
Anticipating the needs of customers, print vs.
 web
Small dissemination team
Conclusion and Contact Information:

Dissemination/communication of data is
 always a journey.
SOI will continue to pursue its historic
 mandate with excitement.
             Martha.E.Gangi@irs.gov
                 (202) 874-0457
   sis@irs.gov (Statistical Information Services)
               www.irs.gov/taxstats

				
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