"Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all."
Here is the shocking excerpt from the NTA report (link to full report):
|Excerpt from 2011 Annual Report to Congress, page 2.|
- When new provisions are added to the tax law, additional funding should be given to the IRS unless the new provision replaces existing provisions.
- Reduce complexity by reducing the number of special tax rules, such as by consolidating some (such as the education incentives and the child credit and dependency exemption), and eliminating ones that have no justification such as the deduction for interest on a second home.
- Upon the third time that a temporary provision is examined for renewal, require that it either be made permanent or allowed to expire.
- Improve the IRS use of technology (it is getting better, but not yet at what people have come to expect from the private sector).