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  • TaxWriting Panel Considers IRS Reform
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    IRS Reform

    Nina Olson testified at a hearing on customer service at the IRS and the agency’s efforts to prevent fraud and identity theft. Ms. Olson’s National Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent…

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  • Hearing on Health Care Law and Insurance Premiums
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    Health Care Law and Insurance Premiums

    Legal and insurance experts testified at a hearing on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance premiums. Republican committee members argued that the ACA Republicans…

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  • Hearing IRS Oversight
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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 customer…

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  • Acting IRS Commissioner Testifies on 2013 Tax Filing Season
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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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  • 2012 Tax Filing Season
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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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  • FirstTime Homebuyer Tax Credit
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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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  • Internal Revenue Service Assistance for Taxpayers
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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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  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
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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 reported…

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  • Economic Stimulus Payments
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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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  • Internal Revenue Operations and Fiscal 2009 Budget
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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 Report. Acting…

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  • Import Safety
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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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  • Response of Charities to Hurricane Katrina
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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 coordination…

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  • Internal Revenue Service 2006 Budget
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    Internal Revenue Service 2006 Budget

    The Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the fiscal year 2006 budget for the Internal Revenue Service. Government officials and tax preparation…

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  • IRS Tip Income Enforcement
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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 Service Budget
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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, and…

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  • NonProfit Credit Counseling
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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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  • Electronic Tax Filing
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    Electronic Tax Filing

    Witnesses testified about filing tax returns over the Internet and efforts by the Internal Revenue Service to encourage electronic tax filing.

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  • Tax Exemption Requirements
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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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  • Internal Revenue Service Budget Proposal
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    Internal Revenue Service Budget Proposal

    Witnesses testified about the Internal Revenue Service budget, tax filing, audit practices, and operational and performance goals of the IRS.

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  • Internal Revenue Service Oversight
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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    Witnesses testified about the annual report of the Internal Revenue Service’s National Taxpayer Advocate and the IRS Oversight Board.

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