United States : Information Note on the United States’ Fiscal Data

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper reports on a pilot study to present the United States fiscal data in a manner consistent with the Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM 2001). The study incorporates cash and accrual source data in a consistent and harmonized statistical framework, enhancing the accuracy and transparency of fiscal data. The paper presents a general discussion of the source data and the institutional coverage used in the U.S. pilot study. It describes the main results of the pilot, and suggests further work to improve the fiscal statistics in accordance with the GFSM 2001 framework.

Series:

Country Report No. 07/266

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451839708/1934-7685

Stock No:

1USAEA2007003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

21

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