6 Key Aspects Of The Taxpayer First Act

Law360 (August 9, 2019, 4:15 PM EDT) -- With Congress now on August recess, it is a good time to highlight an important piece of tax legislation already enacted during the 116th United States Congress.

On July 1, the Taxpayer First Act — which attempts to redesign the Internal Revenue Service to better serve taxpayers — became law. Although many of the act’s provisions focus on lower-income, individual taxpayers, there are a handful of provisions of which all taxpayers should be aware. We discuss them below.[1]

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The act renames the IRS’ Office of Appeals the “Internal Revenue Service Independent Office of Appeals” and codifies the Office...

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