Taxpayer Advocate Wants a Bigger Role in IRS Reform Work (1)

Jan. 8, 2020, 3:32 PMUpdated: Jan. 8, 2020, 5:28 PM

IRS leadership excluded an independent arm of the agency, designed to help taxpayers work through problems, from the main group carrying out recent reforms, according to a new report.

The IRS established a new office last year to follow through on the Taxpayer First Act (Pub. L. 116-25), a 2019 law intended to enhance taxpayer services, modernize technology, improve training for IRS employees, and spur the agency to plan for a potential reorganization. That office, led by IRS Chief of Staff Lia Colbert, includes representatives from several of the agency’s main operating divisions and functions, but no one ...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.