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Staffing Challenges, Shutdown Slowed International Tax Guidance

Sept. 19, 2019, 3:50 PM

The IRS “encountered significant challenges” in issuing guidance on the international provisions in the 2017 tax overhaul, a government watchdog report found.

  • The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) made no recommendations in the report, released Sept. 19, which focused on problems the IRS encountered as it worked to implement the 23 international provisions in the tax law.
  • The Internal Revenue Service will have a harder time developing compliance plans for 2019 because it didn’t collect as much tax return data in 2018, due to “compressed delivery deadlines for processing changes, the ...