Chris Bergin of Tax Analysts & Forbes will be hosting and he has a number of articles on the problems of taxpayer rights and IRS accountability that should be read by everyone who cares about tax policy. Here are just a few:
- It's Not Just About Lois Lerner
- More Arrogance And Secrecy From The IRS
- Transparency: Worth Fighting For and Tax Analysts v. Internal Revenue Service
- 'Your Voice At The IRS' Silenced
It should be noted that, of course, the IRS already does have a declaration of taxpayer rights. However, it is declaratory and not legal in nature, so apparently has no legal effect (though as far as I know, this has not been tested through litigation). The taxpayer advocate has been calling a legislated version for a long time, as I discuss here.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
9 - 11 a.m.
Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
The event is free and seating is limited.
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004