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    IRS Oversight

    John Koskinen testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2014 tax return filing season. He said recent budget cuts would mean fewer audits and a lower level of…

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    IRS Operations and 2013 Tax Return Filings

    Steven Miller testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2013 tax return filing season.

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    First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

    Witnesses testified about a $8,000 dollar tax credit for first-time home buyers, which Congress is considering extending beyond the end of the current year. A report by the inspector…

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    2012 Tax Filing Season

    Douglas Shulman testified on the 2012 tax return filing season, the IRS budget, and IRS operations in general.

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    IRS Reform

    Subcommittee members met for the first in a series of hearings to hear testimony on the bipartisan, bicameral National Commission on Restructuring the IRS report. Members of the…

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    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

    A hearing was held on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), which provides basic pension benefits to workers if an employer is unable to pay those benefits. In 2007 it was…

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    Internal Revenue Service Assistance for Taxpayers

    Nina Olson testified about assistance available from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to taxpayers experiencing economic difficulties. She also talked about about her report on the…

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    Response of Charities to Hurricane Katrina

    Two panels of witnesses testified at a hearing about relief services provided by charitable organizations. They also discussed areas where service delivery, preparedness, and…

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    Non-Profit Credit Counseling

    Testimony was heard about the activities of consumer credit counseling agencies because of reports that many of the more recently established organizations abuse their non-profit status,…

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    Import Safety

    The Trade Subcommittee and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee held a joint hearing on import safety, focusing on current measures to ensure the safety of food and…

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    Economic Stimulus Payments

    Nina Olson and other government officials testified about the status of the economic stimulus payments. Related topics included problems experienced by individuals eligible for rebate…

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    U.S. Customs Service Passenger Inspections

    Ms. Buritica and Ms. Denson testified that they were detained by
    Customs agents, strip-searched and forced to consume laxatives when
    returning to the U.S. They said that they…

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    IRS Tip Income Enforcement

    Witnesses testified regarding Internal Revenue Service efforts to collect taxes on tip income. Among the topics addressed were the Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment program, the…

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    Internal Revenue Operations and Fiscal 2009 Budget

    Witnesses testified about the 2008 tax return filing season, Internal Revenue Service operations, the fiscal year 2009 budget proposals, and the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual…

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    Texas Cult Standoff

    The subcommittee heard testimony from Mr. Higgins and other representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on the bureau’s actions regarding recent events near…

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    Internal Revenue Service Budget

    Witnesses testified about the Internal Revenue Service budget and tax filing issues. Among the issues they addressed were auditing for tax evasion, funding for enforcement measures,…

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    Tax Policy for Former Citizens

    Committee members heard testimony about an administration tax proposal for those who renounce their U.S. citizenship. The new plan would treat all former citizens' assets as if they…

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    IRS Budget and Tax Fraud

    Committee members heard testimony about the internal revenue service budget and tax fraud. Some of the issues discussed included computerizing the system, customer service, and…

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    Tax Exemption Requirements

    Witnesses testified about proposed changes in tax law to allow more latitude for religious and charitable organizations to lobby for various programs.

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    Taxpayer Rights Review

    The subcommittee heard suggestions for the development of a new version of the 1988 Taxpayer Bill of Rights to assure responsible collection of taxes by the Internal Revenue Service.

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