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Ways and Means Republicans Demand Answers on Welfare Fraud in Mississippi Scandal Involving Millions in Misspent Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Funds

June 16, 2023 — Oversight

In a new letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08), joined by Work and Welfare Subcommittee Chairman Darin LaHood (IL-16) and Ways and Means Committee Republicans, called for improved oversight from the Biden Administration within the TANF program after reports exposed massive fraud in Mississippi. Flexibilities in the ...

Smith Introduces the American Families and Jobs Act to Cut Taxes for Working Families, Grow Main Street Businesses, and Protect American Innovation & Competitiveness

June 09, 2023 — Bidenflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to specific concerns raised by American workers, families, farmers, and small businesses during field hearings across the country, Ways and Means Committee members have introduced legislation to help struggling families, grow jobs, and support a stronger economy. Today, these solutions are being combined as part of a new ...

What They Are Saying: IRS Forced File Scheme

May 20, 2023 — Oversight

WASHINGTON, DC – The IRS’ forced file scheme is coming under intense scrutiny as more information comes to light about how it would render the American people powerless against an IRS that is the tax preparer, filer, and auditor. Democrats want to give the same agency that routinely leaks confidential information and struggles to provide basic customer service the task of ...

Report on Direct E-File Program Confirms Biden Administration Always Intended to Make the IRS America’s Tax Preparer, Filer, and Auditor

May 16, 2023 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

The Biden Administration’s study to examine whether the IRS should be the tax preparer, filer, and auditor for millions of Americans was nothing more than a box-checking exercise – as confirmed by the outcome of the $15 million feasibility study released by the IRS today and reports that the agency has already initiated a direct e-file pilot program. The so-called “Inflation Reduction ...

Top Four Takeaways from Ways and Means Oversight Hearing on Non-Profit Hospitals

April 28, 2023 — Oversight

On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing to discuss the tax-exempt status of non-profit hospitals. The Subcommittee examined whether reforms and accountability are necessary to ensure these hospitals provide the appropriate level of charitable care and community benefits ...

Chairman Smith Opening Statement: Hearing on IRS Accountability & Transparency

April 27, 2023 — Opening Statements

As prepared for delivery. "Commissioner Werfel, thank you for being here today. "I first want to address an issue that has been widely reported. Last week, a whistleblower came forward with troubling claims about abuses of power. We are conducting a review of this matter and will go wherever the facts lead us. I expect full ...

Chairman Smith Opening Statement: Hearing on on Tax-Exempt Hospitals and the Community Benefit Standard

April 26, 2023 — Opening Statements

As prepared for delivery. "Thank you, Chairman Schweikert and Ranking Member Pascrell.   "Today the Oversight Subcommittee is meeting to examine the tax-exempt status of nonprofit hospitals to ensure they are operating in the best interests of patients, communities, and taxpayers. As the committee with oversight jurisdiction over the IRS, the tax code, tax administration, ...

Statement from Chairman Smith on IRS Whistleblower Outreach

April 19, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement after an employee of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent a letter, through legal counsel, to the Chairman requesting the committee look into concerns the employee has regarding allegations of misconduct in the ...

Chairman Smith, Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Schweikert: Americans Will Struggle to Afford Accounting and Paperwork Prep Needed to Comply with Democrats’ New IRS Reporting Scheme

April 10, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, DC – As it struggles to process the billions of information returns it currently receives, the IRS may be unprepared to implement Democrats’ new invasive scheme to track Americans’ personal online financial transactions, wrote Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) and Oversight Subcommittee ...