The December 2015 issue of Accounting Today reported about numerous challenges the IRS is facing.
First, there was the IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, stating that budget cuts are not only harming taxpayers, but also those tax professionals who represent taxpayers. From our perspective, truer words have never been spoken. We have been experiencing long waits to have our calls answered and when they are answered, the person we are speaking to often lacks the proper training and expertise to quickly resolve our clients’ tax issues.
One major problem that the IRS faces each year is the tax extenders. Certain tax provisions expire every year and Congress “debates” whether they should be extended. Since Congress fails to extend these tax provisions until the waning days of the calendar year, or after the tax year and then makes those extenders retroactive, the IRS warned everyone that the release of certain 2015 tax forms may be delayed.
The Commissioner admitted that the level of service provided by the IRS, whether by phone or in person, was far worse than desired. When taxpayers called the IRS, they often [Read more…] about IRS Woes & Problems Continue – Is There No End in Sight?