Clinton-Gore V. the American Taxpayer: Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs and the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, April 15, 1999

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Page 145 - Most federal officials who develop and promulgate regulations are largely unaware of the many activities and requirements of their fellow agencies. Information could be combined, and redundancies could be eliminated. In order to accomplish this goal, however, it is absolutely necessary that there be a centralized authority to examine the overall regulatory scheme of the federal government The...
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Page 1 - COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM, Washington, DC. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 2 pm, in room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon.
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Page 30 - I previously noted, we are in the process of: (1) implementing 157 near-term initiatives to improve service and treatment of taxpayers, of which 82 are mandated by the Restructuring Act; (2) implementing 1,260 tax code changes from the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and the Restructuring Act, many of which require significant and complex interpretations to guide taxpayers and employees; and (3) providing essential training related to these many changes to nearly every one of our over 100,000 employees....
Page 35 - Overall, 8.5 million taxpayers have chosen to file both their federal and state tax returns simultaneously in a single electronic transmission. This year, 35 states and the District of Columbia are participating in the program. In addition...
Page 80 - Not withstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number.
Page 145 - By their very nature, unnecessary federal regulation and paperwork burdens discriminate against small businesses. Without large staffs of accountants, benefits coordinators, attorneys, or personnel administrators, small businesses are often at a loss to implement or even keep up with the overwhelming paperwork demands of the federal government Big corporations have already built these staffs into their operations and can often absorb a new requirement mat could be very costly and expensive for a...
Page 44 - I want to particularly stress that increased training of our employees is essential for delivering on the mandates that Congress gave us and the service that the public expects. About 70 percent of IRS employees deal directly with taxpayers. Taxpayers have every right to expect that in every such encounter with an IRS employee, whether it's a phone call asking a question about how to fill out a return, or a meeting with a revenue agent in an audit, the IRS employee should understand the current lax...

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