Washington Post Editorial With Suggestions for Immediate Ways to Help IRS

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Groundhog Day seems like a good opportunity to think how the IRS might avoid some of the problems it faced last year (and the year before). In today’s Washington Post, Nina Olson has written Five Ways to Fix the IRS, Starting With A Halt to Most Audits. It is short, so I will not summarize other than to say it is worth a read.

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Professor Book is a Professor of Law at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.


  1. Robert Kantowitz says

    You can’t access this if you don’t have a paid subscription to WaPo

  2. Richard R Conboy says

    I haven’t read Nina yet, I will immediately. However, here is one suggestion I am sure she won’t mak. Ignore the damn budget Congress gives you. Spend what you need to, Commissioner. Double the budget if needed. Let them come and arrest you if need be. It is easier to say I am sorry, than please. Somebody body must, must fix this dilapidated, defunct “world’s biggest collection agency”. You are the poster child for “federal government spends $500 for a hammer.” You give major universities reasons to cancel their CPA courses and MBA designations. You are the ultimate embarrassment to this country, and 180,000,000 taxpayers get to witness it every year. You are not like the State Department or the Justice Department who can hide their incompetence everyday.

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