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Camp: IRS Stiffs Early Filers as It Dedicates Time to ObamaCare
Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel questioning the agency’s decision to delay the start of tax filing season. Camp said it appears the agency is putting a higher priority on implementing ObamaCare than tending to its core mission – processing nearly 150 million tax returns.
“The IRS claims that it will be unable to process tax returns on time, despite being able to do so multiple times in the past when it has been responsible for adopting major changes to tax law. Given that the agency has already had nine full months, and still has nearly three more, there is no reason the IRS should not be able to do its job on time. The failure of the IRS to start the filing season as scheduled will be a financial burden to potentially millions of hardworking taxpayers who depend on an early tax refund to pay their rent, make a car payment or pay off bills from the holiday season. While the IRS says it cannot start the filing season on time, somehow it found the most essential operation to be the implementation of the President’s health care law. The IRS needs to explain why implementing the President’s health care law is more important than processing tax returns in a timely manner.”
No later than November 6, the Chairman called on the IRS to provide the following information: