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Ways and Means subcommittee leaders propose bipartisan IRS redesign bill

Bipartisan IRS redesign bill

A bipartisan proposal to improve IRS operations and tax administration has been released as a “discussion draft” by the chair of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), and the ranking member, John Lewis (D-GA).


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According to an Oversight Subcommittee statement, the discussion draft comes after more than 11 Oversight Subcommittee “events,” including hearings and roundtable discussions over the last three years. The discussion draft incorporates provisions from at least 18 different bills—“most of them bipartisan and bicameral.” 

The Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee has stated that it welcomes comments on the draft, particularly suggestions for including additional metrics to measure the success of the proposed legislation. The Oversight Subcommittee requests that comments be submitted by April 6, 2018.

  • Read a release from the Ways and Means Committee
  • Read a summary [PDF 348 KB] of the discussion draft
  • Read the legislative text [PDF 217 KB] of the discussion draft

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