At the conclusion of the AICPA’s 2019 Spring Meeting of Council, hundreds of CPAs from across the nation met with members of Congress to ask them to support consolidating existing IRS units into a Practitioner Services Division to more efficiently resolve taxpayer issues.
As mentioned in our preview news post, NCACPA representatives met on Capitol Hill to encourage the administrative creation of the Practitioners Services Division. Our efforts to raise awareness are availing.
According to a recently published Bloomberg Tax article, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig announced that he is considering creation of a new division in the agency focused on the needs of the tax practitioner community. “I’m aware of it. I’m sensitive to it. And I understand the need for it,” said Rettig.
If created, the division will be tasked with duties including acting as a liaison between practitioners and other IRS operating divisions and providing telephone assistance to professionals representing individuals with complex tax problems.
As always, NCACPA will continue to advocate for tax preparers and IRS efficiency.