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IRS Scandal Heats up as Lerner Refuses to Testify

It is normal for the IRS to be all over the news in April, but this year, heading into the last week of May, they remain the talk of the nation.  As you probably know, at the heart of the controversy is … Continue reading

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Shulman Looks Back on His Accomplishments

Doug Shulman will be completing his term as IRS Commissioner on November 11, 2012. He spoke to the AICPA in Washington D.C. today. Shulman said that he likes to focus on priorities and not get distracted by crises that tend to crop … Continue reading

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At the End of Shulman’s Term

With Doug Shulman concluding his service as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service early next month, I thought it might be nice to look at some of the details of the office itself and look back at some prior Commissioners. The

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Steven Miller to Serve as Acting IRS Commissioner After November 9th

We had heard this was coming: the Commish is officially stepping down on November 9th. Doug Shulman, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the grand overseer and bestower of tax relief, tax policy, and tax programs good and bad, has served in … Continue reading

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The Commish on “Risk and Uncertainty”

One attribute of our tax system that adds uncertainty is its impermanence.  Short term provisions, that sunset but are then often extended, have an unsettling effect on both clarity and stability. In 2010, the Joint Committee on Taxation identified more … Continue reading

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The 4809 “Informational” Letter Campaign

Throughout the month of November, tax preparers across the nation will be grumbling about having received IRS Notice 4809, some under their breath, and some publicly. One of the gripes I am seeing is that people don’t appreciate feeling like the target … Continue reading

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