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  • Internal Revenue Service Reform
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    Internal Revenue Service Reform

    Former commissioners of the Internal Revenue Service talked about reforming the agency. They discussed different methods and the efficiency of reform and the proposals that came out of…

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  • Internal Revenue Service Reform
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    Internal Revenue Service Reform

    Senator Kerrey and Rep. Portman co-chaired this discussion on IRS operations and possible ways to improve them. This was the first meeting of this commission, which was established by…

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  • Washington Wednesday Journal
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    Washington Wednesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • Internal Revenue Service Oversight
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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    Committee members heard from I.R.S. and G.A.O. officials and others concerning how the Internal Revenue Service presently collects taxes and how the process can be improved.

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  • Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    Ms. Richardson spoke about how the federal tax system can become more efficient and responsive to taxpayers without a fundamental transformation, such as a flat tax. After her remarks, she…

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  • White House Travel Office Investigation 1
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    White House Travel Office Investigation 1

    Committee members heard testimony on the so-called “Travelgate” scandal in the first six months of President Clinton’s first term. The entire staff of the White House Travel Office was…

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  • Earned Income Tax Credit
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    Earned Income Tax Credit

    Committee members heard testimony on the earned income tax credit.

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  • Internal Revenue and Personnel Service Budget
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    Internal Revenue and Personnel Service Budget

    Committee members heard testimony concerning President Clinton’s 1996 budget requests for the Internal Revenue Service and the Personnel Management Service. The I.R.S. is slated to get $8.2…

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  • Taxpayer Rights Review
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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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  • IRS Budget and Tax Fraud
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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 fraudulent…

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  • Internal Revenue Service
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    Internal Revenue Service

    Today was the deadline for the filing of federal income tax forms. Ms. Richardson, a former insurance tax lawyer, became the commissioner of the IRS last May. She discussed the process by which…

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  • IRS Misconduct Investigation
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    IRS Misconduct Investigation

    The committee heard testimony from IRS officials and other government employees on a recent government report detailing misconduct by Internal Revenue Service employees. The report details…

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