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Boustany: 2011 Taxpayer Advocate Report Highlights Need for IRS Oversight and Tax Reform

January 11, 2012

Washington, DC – Today, the National Taxpayer Advocate issued its 2011 Annual Report to Congress.  In response to the release of the report, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany Jr., MD (R-LA) released the following statement:

“Today’s Taxpayer Advocate report provides a glimpse into the challenges facing taxpayers as they struggle with a broken tax code.  Nearly 50 pages of the report outline the different ways that the tax code has grown more complex and confusing over the years, reaffirming the need for comprehensive tax reform.  The Ways and Means Committee has taken an active role in laying the foundation for comprehensive reform, and as Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee, I intend to continue our IRS oversight activities to ensure limited resources are efficiently allocated, taxpayer rights are protected, and opportunities for fraud are reduced.”