Groups Representing Millions Call for New Governance and Oversight Structure
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“The current degradation of the
“As tax practitioners, we advise millions of taxpayers on tax matters, assist them with compliance responsibilities, and represent them before the IRS,” the groups wrote. “We understand what is working and not working with tax administration from both taxpayer and practitioner perspectives. As one of the IRS’s most significant stakeholders, we are both poised and committed to being part of the solution.”
The groups noted as “striking” the similarities between the condition of the
The recommendations are generally based, consequently, on the vision statement in the Restructuring Commission’s report. Among the governance and oversight recommendations are:
- Setting and maintaining consistent priorities and strategic direction;
- Re-establishing the annual joint hearing review by the
Joint Committee on Taxation;
- Requiring the
Joint Committee on Taxationto provide a bi-annual report;
- Requiring a
Government Accountability Officereview of the IRS Oversight Board;
- Enabling the hiring of qualified and experienced professionals at the
- Determining the appropriate level of service and compliance they want the
IRSaccountable to provide and dedicating appropriate resources for the agency to meet those goals; and
- Gauging performance with customer satisfaction surveys.
Also recommended is a new dedicated “executive-level” practitioner services unit within the
“Enhancing the relationship between the
“We are committed to a service-oriented, modernized tax administration system that earns the respect and appreciation of all taxpayers and stakeholders,” they concluded.
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