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President signs IRS administration bill

President signs IRS administration bill

President Trump today signed into law an IRS administration bill—H.R. 3151, the “Taxpayer First Act.”


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The legislation includes measures concerning, in part, provisions for:

  • The establishment of an IRS independent Office of Appeals
  • Modified procedures for issuance of third-party summons
  • Changes to the IRS organizational structure
  • Measures concerning identity protection for personal identification numbers and other identity-theft protections
  • Provision of an internet platform for Form 1099 filings
  • Measures relating to disclosure of taxpayer information for third-party income verification
  • Expanded use of electronic systems including electronic filing of returns
  • Payment of taxes by debit and credit cards
  • Mandatory e-filing by exempt organizations and new requirements before revocation of tax-exempt status for a failure to file returns
  • An increase in the penalty for a failure to file returns

Read text of the legislation: H.R. 3151

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