Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tax Analysts hosts a roundtable discussion on Taxpayers and the IRS: Is It Time For a Taxpayer Bill of Rights? at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. today at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST:
On January 9, 2014, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released the 2013 Annual Report to Congress, urging the IRS to implement administratively a comprehensive, principle-based TBOR. That proposal, comprising 10 rights modeled on the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights, is designed to strengthen the IRS’s ability to serve taxpayers. However, the lack of resources needed to implement these rights could prevent the IRS from proceeding. The speakers and the conversation that follows will provide a historical perspective on prior legislation, discuss recommendations for adopting a TBOR, and debate the timing and politics involved in its implementation.
- Nina E. Olson (National Taxpayer Advocate)
- Christopher S. Rizek (Caplin & Drysdale, Washington, D.C.)
- Alan J. Wilensky (Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, U.S> Treasury Department)
- Moderator: Christopher E. Bergin (President and Publisher, Tax Analysts)