Reichert, House Take First Steps in Reforming the IRS

Apr 18, 2018 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Tax Policy

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bipartisan pieces of legislation that will update the structure and operation of the Internal Revenue Service. The Taxpayer First Act (H.R. 5444) reforms IRS customer service processes and enforcement procedures, and the 21st Century IRS Act (H.R. 5445) establishes requirements for the IRS regarding cybersecurity, information technology, electronic systems, and the protection of taxpayer identities. Both bills passed through the House Ways and Means Committee unanimously last week. Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) released the following statement after passage on the House floor:

“With a new tax code, it is time to redesign, refocus, and revamp the IRS, so it works for the American people. Americans deserve an IRS that is focused on customer service and making sure they get the answers they need when they need them. With upgraded technology, improved cyber security, and a “quality service” mission that centers around improving taxpayer’s access to assistance and information, we are creating an IRS that finally prioritizes Americans and their security.”