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Senate Hearings On Incompetent and Unethical Tax Preparers

Senate Hearings On Incompetent and Unethical Tax Preparers

 The Senate Finance Committee has announced it will hold hearings next Tuesday (April 8) at 10 am in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.  The subject will be the protection of taxpayers from incompetent and unethical tax preparers.

 Speaking at the hearing will be committee chairman Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and ranking member Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT).  Two panels will then be heard: 

  • The first panel will consist of The Honorable John A. Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC; Ms. Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC; and Mr. James R. McTigue Jr., Director, Tax Issues, Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
  • The second panel will consist of Mr. William Cobb, President & CEO, H&R Block, Kansas City, MO; Ms. Janis Salisbury, Chair, Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners, Oregon City, OR; Dr. John Barrick, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Ms. Chi Chi Wu, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center, Boston, MA; and Mr. Dan Alban, Attorney, Institute for Justice, Arlington, VA. 

Any individual or organization wanting to present their views for inclusion in the hearing record should submit a typewritten, single-spaced statement, not exceeding 10 pages in length. Title and date of the hearing, and the full name and address of the individual or organization must appear on the first page of the statement. Statements must be received no later than two weeks following the conclusion of the hearing. 

Statements should be mailed (not faxed) to:  

Senate Committee on Finance
Attn. Editorial and Document Section
Rm. SD-219
Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-6200

 

Source: US Senate Finance Committee at http://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=331dea1b-5056-a032-5215-1df389f40a67

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