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Tax Writers Release IRS Bill: BGOV Closer Look (1)

March 29, 2019, 5:52 PMUpdated: March 29, 2019, 7:39 PM

The IRS would have to modify its appeals, summons, and asset seizure procedures under bipartisan bills that would overhaul the agency.

The legislation (H.R. 1957, S. 928) was introduced March 28 by leaders of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees.

It would bar the IRS from referring low-income taxpayers’ debt to private collectors and codify the Free File program.

It also would require more tax preparers to file online returns and direct the IRS to put more services online.The IRS’s identity theft and fraud prevention work would be expanded and the chief information officer ...

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