Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Alan J. Wilensky (Attorney, Minneapolis),
Scandal at the IRS: Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic, 140 Tax Notes 1449 (Sept. 23, 2013):
This article discusses the
IRS’s recent problems in the
exempt organizations area.
It recommends that these
and other problems the agency has had since the
enactment of the IRS Restructuring
and Reform Act of 1998 be studied in detail
by a bipartisan panel. It also suggests that the
notion of having professional managers head the
agency, rather than tax professionals, decreased the
sense of duty to the tax system that has been critical
to the organization’s historically high ethical and
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