Oversight

Ways and Means Members Ask for IRS Tax Day Technical Failure Explanation

April 24, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Oversight Subcommittee Ranking Member John Lewis (D-GA), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Members of the Subcommittee sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting Acting Commissioner David Kautter provide answers to a series of questions regarding the agency’s systems crash ...

Jenkins, Lewis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Redesign the IRS

March 26, 2018 — Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Ranking Member John Lewis (D-GA) released a discussion draft entitled “The Taxpayer First Act.” This bipartisan legislation will propose ways to redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the first time since 1998. Chairman Jenkins said:

The Need for IRS Reform: Taxpayers Deserve a Modern IRS

March 20, 2018 — Blog

Current Systems from the Kennedy Era In this day and age, no major organization can be successful without modern technology to support it.  And yet, did you know that the IRS continues to maintain information technology (IT) systems dating back to when President Kennedy was in office in the early 1960s?  These systems, which are critical to ensuring the IRS’s ability to ...

Brady, Hatch Call on IRS to Immediately Implement IG Recommendations Following New Report

February 15, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. —House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today called on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Acting Commissioner David Kautter to immediately implement screening procedures to ensure employees with serious conduct issues are not receiving bonuses. Their letter comes following a recent ...

Jenkins Announces Member Day Hearing on Legislation to Improve Tax Administration

January 23, 2018 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a Member Day hearing entitled “Legislation to Improve Tax Administration” on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. The hearing will provide Members of Congress with an opportunity to ...