Rangel and McCrery Applaud IRS for Identifying Key Issues
Rangel Contact: Matthew Beck, 202-225-3526
McCrery Contact: Michael Steel, 202-226-4774
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) National Taxpayer Advocate issued its 2006 Annual Report to the Congress. This 700-page report outlines some of the most serious problems facing taxpayers, including the Alternative Minimum Tax, which Congress should address as a part of reforming America’s tax system. Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) and Ranking Member Jim McCrery (R-LA) issued the following joint statement in response:
"The Taxpayer Advocate Report provides a good outline for addressing tax issues important to the American people, including the AMT, which should be reformed as part of an overhaul of our tax code. We applaud the Taxpayer Advocate for identifying the pressing need for Congress to deal with the serious problems facing American taxpayers. Solving these problems will require tough choices, but we will work together in a bipartisan way to do just that."
The IRS Taxpayer Advocate, an independent body within the IRS, is responsible for assisting taxpayers in their dealings with the IRS and advising the tax writing committees in Congress of areas where our tax laws can be improved.
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