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HEARING: Boustany Announces Hearing on New IRS Paid Tax Return Preparer Program

July 28, 2011 — Hearing   
Focus Of The Hearing:
The hearing will focus on reviewing the new requirements on paid return preparers, assessing progress made by the IRS in preparing and implementing a program work plan, and understanding how this will ultimately impact the tax return preparer community and taxpayers.

Witness list:


David Williams, Director, IRS Return Preparer Office, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.

Jim White, Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.


Kathy Pickering, Vice President – Government Relations and Executive Director of the Tax Institute, H&R Block, Kansas City, MO
Testimony        (Truth in Testimony)

Patricia Thompson, Chair, AICPA Tax Executive Committee, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Washington, D.C.
Testimony        (Truth in Testimony)

Paul Cinquemani, Director of Member Services, Business Development and Government Relations, National Association of Tax Professionals, Appleton, WI
Testimony        (Truth in Testimony)

Lonnie Gary, EA, USTCP Chair, National Association of Enrolled Agents Government Relations Committee, Washington, D.C.
Testimony        (Truth in Testimony)

David Rothstein, Researcher, Policy Matters Ohio, Research Fellow, The New America Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Testimony        (Truth in Testimony)