Ways & Means Committee Passes Historic Legislation to Redesign the IRS

Apr 2, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Ways & Means Committee passed H.R. 1957, the Taxpayer First Act of 2019, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that redesigns the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the first time in more than 20 years to better serve taxpayers. Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA), Ranking Member Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA), Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), and bipartisan members of the Oversight Subcommittee introduced the measure. 

“I applaud Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis and Ranking Member Mike Kelly for their leadership on this significant package, which has bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress,” said Chairman Neal. “Provisions in this bill protect low- and moderate-income taxpayers, create sensible enforcement reforms, and ensure the IRS provides taxpayers and small businesses the assistance they deserve. The commonsense, much-needed reforms in this legislation will modernize the IRS and rightfully prioritize taxpayers.”

Text of the legislation is available HERE

A section-by-section summary is available HERE