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House Committee to Vote on IRS Reform Bills for Tax Day

Just in time for tax day on April 15, the House Ways and Means Committee will consider four bills designed to “hold the IRS more accountable.”

The House Ways and Means Committee plans to consider legislation aimed at the Internal Revenue Service just in time for tax day.

The hearing is scheduled for April 13 and will look at four bills. Three of them are aimed at personnel reforms within the agency.

  • The first bill, Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2015 (H.R. 3724) would prohibit the IRS from rehiring employees who had been fired for misconduct.
  • The second bill, IRS Bonuses Tied to Measurable Metrics (H.R. 4890) prohibits the IRS from paying bonuses to employees until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive customer service strategy.
  • The No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act (H.R. 1206) suspends the hiring of new IRS employees unless the Treasury Secretary certifies that no IRS employees have serious delinquencies with respect to their own tax obligations.
  • The IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending Act of 2016 (H.R. 4885) repeals the current provision that lets the IRS spend the user fees it collects without Congressional approval and requires the Treasury to deposit the funds into a general fund that will be used for improving taxpayer services.

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