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Putting Patients in the Driver’s Seat

March 22, 2018 — Blog

Yesterday, the Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) held a hearing on “The Implementation of MACRA’s Physician Payment Policies.” MACRA is the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. This hearing was a chance for Members to discuss with ...

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 ...

Tax Extenders in a Post Tax Reform World

March 16, 2018 — Blog

Yesterday, the Tax Policy Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) held a hearing on “Post Tax Reform Evaluation of Recently Expired Tax Provisions.”  This hearing was a chance for lawmakers, stakeholders, and advocates to examine temporary tax provisions – often referred to as “tax extenders” – in the tax code following the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. ...

The Need for IRS Reform: Taxpayers Deserve an Independent Review of Tax Disputes

March 15, 2018 — Blog

With a new tax code that puts taxpayers and local job creators first, it is important to refocus the IRS to do the same. Our tax system relies heavily on voluntary compliance, and the vast majority of taxes are paid each year with minimal interaction with the IRS.  However, when taxpayers encounter a discrepancy, they should be able to resolve it. Unfortunately, the current process for ...

The Need for IRS Reform: Taxpayers Deserve Quality Customer Service

March 12, 2018 — Blog

Now that we have a new tax code that puts taxpayers and local job creators first, we need a tax administrator that does the same. For the average American business, customer service is something that is not only expected, but required to be successful. Customers expect great service or they will take their business elsewhere. However, every year when Americans file their taxes, they have no ...