PEARCE SUPPORTS BIPARTISAN EFFORTS TO REDESIGN THE IRS

Apr 19, 2018

Washington, DC (April 19, 2018) The U.S. House of Representatives this week voted and passed multiple bipartisan bills to redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), putting taxpayers first while prioritizing accountability, transparency, and security.

“Much like our old tax code, the IRS is still operating under antiquated technologies and processes. This week, Congress took action to improve and modernize the IRS by making customer service the top of their mission. This means putting the American taxpayer first. As a nation, we haven’t seen major IRS reforms like these in nearly 20 years. I remain focused on working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure this agency works with New Mexican taxpayers rather than against them,” stated Rep. Pearce.

Background
The following bills passed by the House this week to redesign the IRS:

H.R. 5444 – The Taxpayer First Act – passed 414 - 0;

H.R. 5445– The 21st Century IRS Act – passed 414 - 3;

H.R. 2901– Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Permanence Act of 2017 – passed by unanimous consent;

H.R. 5440 – To require notice from the Secretary of the Treasury in the case of any closure of a Taxpayer Assistance Center – passed by unanimous consent;

H.R. 5438 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employees of the IRS and the Department of the Treasury to provide taxpayers information on low-income taxpayer clinics – passed by unanimous consent;

H.R. 5446 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restrict the immediate sale of seized property by Secretary of the Treasury to perishable goods – passed by unanimous consent;

H.R. 5437 – To require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program for the issuance of identity protection personal identification numbers upon request – passed by unanimous consent;

H.R. 5439 – To provide for a single point of contact at the Internal Revenue Service for taxpayers who are victims of tax-related identity theft – passed by unanimous consent; and

H.R. 5443 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require electronic filing of the annual returns of exempt organizations and provide for making such returns available for public inspection – passed by unanimous consent.

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