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Chairman Smith: Social Security Must Use Every Tool to Fight Improper Payments

February 22, 2024 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Almost nine years after Congress enacted a law to protect seniors from improper Social Security payments, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is finally taking steps to implement it. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) released the following statement after the SSA proposed a rule to combat improper ...

Six Key Moments from Hearing with IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel

February 19, 2024 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is currently failing to follow the law and protect taxpayers in several key areas, Ways and Means Committee members warned IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel during an oversight hearing of the agency. A recent report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) showed ...

IRS Commissioner Confirms Child Tax Credit Refunds Will Be Sent Within Weeks

February 15, 2024 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. - Adjustments to the child tax credit (CTC) and any additional refunds owed to working families under the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act will be processed and issued in a matter of weeks, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel confirmed to Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) today ...