Paul L. Caron

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Budget Blues For Tax Administration

Robert A. Weinberger (TaxVox), Budget Blues For Tax Administration:

The fiscal 2020 budget signed into law December 20, 2019 is a big disappointment for tax administration, continuing the over 20-percent inflation-adjusted decline in IRS funding since 2010 that has eroded enforcement, reduced audits, and handicapped performance.


Here are the key takeaways for tax administration:

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The IRS should show America that its budget is a good value by being transparent and fairly specific about its challenges (that big firms and revolving-door elites already know), and about how it's doing its part to fix them with clearer regulations and forms and more efficient auditing.

This could be a great tie-in with the new IRC 7803(e)(5)(B) report to Congress about the number of cases it holds out of the historically murky administrative Appeals settlement process "and the reasons (described by category)."

Posted by: Anand Desai | Feb 13, 2020 5:02:26 AM